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Sergio Marques Santana, 32, is improving the lives of the low income population of the Baixada Fluminense, a proletarian suburb of Rio de Janeiro and of poor rural groups by developing concrete opportunities of exchange and support among these two groups. Lire la suite

Nasser Youssef Nasr

Ashoka Fellow since mai 1990

Brazil
Nasser Youssef Nasr, 35, an agronomist from the small coastal state of Espírito 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... Lire la suite
Merlong is helping small farmers in the state of Piaui overcome historically defeatist attitudes to become more productive. Through CERMO, a non-profit educational and consulting organization he co-founded, he hopes to help the region's small farmers become more productive and combine to achieve... Lire la suite

Oscar Arruda d'avila

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2000

Brazil
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. Lire la suite

Rubens Gomes

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2003

Brazil
Rubens Gomes is working to slow the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon while teaching rural and urban community members how to use the resources in a mutually beneficial and sustainable way. Rubens's program develops lines of alternative certified wood products–from musical instruments to... Lire la suite

Thaise Guzzatti

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2007

Brazil
Thaise has developed an agrotourism model that brings new sources of income to rural families, prompts rural development, preserves local culture and community, and benefits tourists. Lire la suite
Using sustainable technologies, José Roberto da Fonseca e Silva is recreating how remote rural communities in semi-arid regions cope with drought by tailoring a micro productive and commercialization system with high aggregate value products. Lire la suite

Wagner Gomes

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2011

Brazil
Wagner Gomes has created a development initiative that unites students from rural backgrounds with impoverished farmers in the Northeast of Brazil to collaborate with one another and increase their productivity. Lire la suite

Judi Aubel

Ashoka Fellow since oct 2012

Senegal
Judi Aubel is improving the lives of women, children and families by empowering grandmothers, an abundant and underutilized cultural resource, to catalyze change in socio-cultural norms related to many issues, including girls’ education, early and forced marriage, teen pregnancy, female genital... Lire la suite

Fabrice Hégron

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2015

France

REPENSER LA CHAÎNE DE VALEUR DE PRODUCTION DU LAIT AU PROFIT DES PRODUCTEURS, DES CONSOMMATEURS ET DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT

 

À travers de nouveaux modes de production, de transformation et de distribution, Fabrice Hégron révolutionne le modèle économique traditionnel de la filière du lait, en...

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