With economic growth linked to a large agricultural sector, the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso is working towards increasing the added value of agriculture commodities through processing. This is the objective of the Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI) strategy launched in 2015, as well as conserving natural resources and promoting inclusion for families in rural settlements and traditional and vulnerable communities.
With these goals, Mato Grosso joined PAGE in 2016, prioritizing the generation of green employment opportunities and poverty eradication. Thematic and sectoral reforms have since been pursued in a variety of priority areas, including agriculture, agro-industry, tourism, renewable energy, land regularisation and green jobs.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the government of Mato Grosso launched a green recovery policy focusing on strengthening family agriculture – which accounts for 51 per cent of the workforce in Mato Grosso. PAGE’s green recovery support also works toward this objective, and in 2021, PAGE commenced efforts to lead the reformulation of the Strategic Plan for Family Agriculture to further strengthen environmental, social and governance commitments.
Mato Grosso seeks to green its government’s ‘State Plan for Family Agriculture’ by developing economic incentives and sectoral policies and plans […]
Greening the “State Plan for Family Agriculture”
Mato Grosso seeks to green its government’s ‘State Plan for Family Agriculture’ by developing economic incentives and sectoral policies and plans that promote inclusion, innovation, climate change resilience, and biodiversity conservation.
- Assessment of socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on family agriculture and small farm production;
- Facilitation of financial access for small farmers;
- A land-use management system for rural settlements;
- A communication campaign to increase awareness of the multiple benefits of a green recovery in the agriculture sector; and
- An integrated training programme for the development of resilient business models in the agriculture sector that are aligned with green economy principles.
These activities contribute to the achievement of SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 17 (Partnership for the Goals).