Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Sebastião Alves's work was prepared when Sebastião Alves was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Sebastiao has developed a model for creating sustainable farming practices and increasing quality of life in rural sertão by combining local knowledge with modern agriculture technology. This new development model is spread through Brazil’s northeastern region and can be applied anywhere in the world.
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