The project aims to reduce rural poverty and inequality in the semi-arid north-east of Brazil through improving policy dialogue, territorial planning and coordination of public policies and programmes, directly benefitting 74,000 households. The core project area includes 129 municipalities in nine Territories of Citizenship in seven states of Brazil’s north-eastern semi-arid region. Participants in state-level projects co-funded by IFAD in the states of Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Piaui and Sergipe will also benefit from innovations and successful experiences tested by the project.
On land and natural resource governance, the project intends to encourage and support the creation of young people' groups who want to settle as agricultural producers through the National Land Credit Programme (Programa Nacional de Crédito Fundiário, PNCF) or other land access policies. The project will support the access of the youth to the land programmes.