Promoting water-efficient crop irrigation and bio-fuel production in semi-arid regions
Pintadas Solar is setting out to help small farmers communities to adapt to climate change, improve local food security, mitigate their own carbon emissions, and reduce poverty by increasing income and creating local employment opportunities.
Partners in Pintadas Solar are developing a community-led approach to disseminate small-scale water-efficient crop irrigation and bio-fuel production technologies in the semi-arid North-East of Brazil. This region is characterised by little precipitation, hot temperatures, sandy soils and prolonged periods of droughts, which are increasing due to climate change.
Starting from the experience gained during the implementation of 7 pilot irrigation projects, the partners are looking for organisations that will help with refining the technological platform and the launch of a regional small-scale irrigation programme that could be replicated in parts of the world which are facing similar challenges.
Rede de Desenvolvimiento Humano (Network for Human Development): based in Brazil, REDEHrepresents the Pintadas Solar collaborative partnership. REDEH is part of the international coalition SouthSouthNorth. www.pintadas-solar.orgor www.redeh.org.br.
Rede Pintadas represents the farmers and local organizations.www.pintadas.ba.gov.br