Last updated: 17/2/2020
Programme objectives

Description: The programme contributes to the productive inclusion strategy of the Brazil Sem Miséria Plan, by supporting the productive investments of family farmers and vulnerable traditional peoples and communities. The programme seeks to stimulate the generation of work and sustainable income, as well as to encourage the associative and cooperative organization of the participants and their entrepreneurship skills. Productive projects can be individual or collective, agricultural or non-agricultural. 

 

References
ECLAC n.d. “Promotion of Rural Productive Activities Programme (Programa de Fomento às Atividades Produtivas Rurais)“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=139>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2011
References
ECLAC n.d. “Promotion of Rural Productive Activities Programme (Programa de Fomento às Atividades Produtivas Rurais)“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=139>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Programme components
1) Promotion Brasil Sem Miséria Transfer; 2) Semi-Arid Development Transfer; 3) Technical assistance services: Families participate in meetings, field trips and training, and receive visits from Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (ATER) technicians. The technicians accompany the families throughout the development of their productive project, supporting them in order to allow them to manage the financial resources in an appropriate way. 4) Family and productive accompaniment: The social and productive monitoring of families will include the following activities: i) Identification of the members of the participating families, their socioeconomic conditions and access to factors of production, their vulnerabilities and their potentialities; ii) Articulation for families to access other public policies needed to reduce their vulnerabilities; iii) Guidance to participants' family members regarding identification documents and access to other public policies; iv) Regular monitoring of family development through home visits;
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Rural areas
Target groups
Families living in extreme poverty or poverty, registered in the Cadastro Único, and working as family farmers, silvicultures, aquaculture, extractivist and fishermen, and/or who belong to traditional communities and indigenous peoples
Eligibility criteria
The participants are selected by the entity ATER (Technical Assistance and Rural Extension) based on a guiding list available to the federal government, as well as through an active search of families eligible that are not part of the guiding list. The list is composed of data from families of the nutritional food surveillance system of 2014, and income data, collected by MDS (Ministry of Social Development). 1) Promotion Brasil Sem Miséria Transfer: Brazil Sem Miséria participants (monthly income up to BRL $ 85 per person) 2) Semi-Arid Development Transfer: Participants with monthly income up to BRL $ 170 per person 3) Technical assistance services: Participants of the program 4) Family and productive accompaniment: Participants of the program
References
ECLAC n.d. “Promotion of Rural Productive Activities Programme (Programa de Fomento às Atividades Produtivas Rurais)“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=139>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
Exit strategies or criteria: The transfer of resources depends on the signature of the adhesion term and the presentation of the structuring project of the family unit. The release of the second and third parts depends on the presentation of accompaniment awards from the family productive unit by the technical assistance team, confirming the progress in the development of the structuring project.
Type of benefits
1) Support for independent work 2) Technical and vocational trainning
Amount of benefits
1) Promotion Brasil Sem Miséria Transfer: Monetary transfer for a total amount of BRL$ 2,400, it can be delivered in two or three instalments. When the amount is delivered in two instalments, the first is by an amount of BRL$ 1,400 and the second is BRL$ 1,000. If the total transfer is delivered in 3 instalments, the first is BRL$ 1,000, and both the second and third are equivalent to BRL$ 700 each. 2) Semi-Arid Development Transfer: The amount of the transfer is equivalent to BRL$3,000 (BRL$ 1,800 for the first one and BRL$ 1,200 for the second one)
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
Direct participant
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
The minimum terms are six and twelve months after the release of the first plot. In case of exceptional situations that prevent or delay the execution of the project, the term may be extended in up to six months.
Coverage
214.000 persons (2011-2016).
References
ECLAC n.d. “Promotion of Rural Productive Activities Programme (Programa de Fomento às Atividades Produtivas Rurais)“. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=139>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Programme expenditure
Budget: 500.000.000 (2011-2016). Source of funding: Government of Brazil
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Registry of recipients: Single Register for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico)
Legal Framework
Law No12.512/2011; Decree Nº 7.644/2011 ; Decree Nº 9.221/2017
MIS
 
Population Group