Oscar Arruda d'avila

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2000
Instituto Sertão


This profile was prepared when Oscar Arruda d'avila was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Oscar Arruda has devised a strategy for enabling farmers in Brazil's semi-arid northeast to exploit an abundant local plant as an alternative crop that provides economic self-sufficiency in an otherwise depressed local economy.
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