Euroclima presents progress on action and the pilot project on risk management for family farming

The action aims to improve the resilience of smallholder farmers in Brazil by improving policies that support their work.

Last 15 December, representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, the Rural Development Institute of Paraná (IDR-Paraná), the consulting firm Picsel and the Euroclima programme presented the progress of the action and the pilot on agricultural risk management for family farmers, which aims to build their climate resilience in the state of Paraná. The action Innovative risk management instruments to improve the resilience of smallholder farmers in the agricultural sector in Brazil,is implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH under the framework of the Brazil-Euroclima Country Action Plan.

The consulting firm Picsel presented the implementation status of the pilot, which deals with the adoption of parametric insurance against drought and frost with small coffee producers in Paraná. In total, properties in 10 municipalities in Paraná will be mapped. The preliminary results shown by Picsel provide an x-ray of elements such as land ownership; share of coffee farming in the total income of the rural establishment; educational level of the farmers; quality of the labour force; technical assistance received; type of financing; marketing of the harvest; and access to Proagro and rural insurance.

Preliminary results of the questionnaire applied to 104 women coffee growers indicate that 80% are landowners; that 66% of these producers have coffee as their main source of income; that almost 100% receive technical assistance from IDR, 50% with tele-assistance; and finally, 50% are unaware of Proagro (guarantee programme for agricultural activities (25% have contracted it, 1% have received compensation) and 70% are unaware of rural insurance and 30% have not received compensation.

The Euroclima programme presented the results of the phases of the action already successfully completed: Diagnosis, Comparative Studies and Roadmap, as well as their duration, which was extended until October 2023. The Action also foresees proposing a risk mitigation instrument to facilitate access to rural credit. Capacity building actions are scheduled to start in January and a field mission to monitor the pilot project will take place in May.


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union and co-financed by the German federal government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as by the governments of France and Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. 

The Programme's mission is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting mitigation, adaptation, resilience and climate investment. It is implemented in the spirit of "Team Europe" under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the AFD Group: French Development Agency (AFD)/ Expertise France (EF), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Euroclima is the European Union's flagship programme on environmental sustainability and climate change with Latin America. It aims to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation through resilience and investment. 
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