Nasser Youssef Nasr

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1990
This description of Nasser Youssef Nasr's work was prepared when Nasser Youssef Nasr was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Introduction
Nasser Youssef Nasr, 35, an agronomist from the small coastal state of EspĂ­rito Santo, is adapting an important discovery to Brazilian conditions and spreading it to Brazilian farmers. He's showing that by growing crops amidst mixed native groundcover and weeds, farmers can both limit pest damage without chemicals and multiply yields.
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