Article 17: study visit to examine Brazilian alternative livelihoods

Jamaica, Philippines and Uruguay conducted a study visit to Santa Catarina, Brazil, to learn from the Brazilian experience in alternatives to tobacco farming in March 2016

Jamaica, Philippines and Uruguay conducted a study visit to Santa Catarina, Brazil, to learn from the Brazilian experience in alternatives to tobacco farming in March 2016


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Brazil Jamaica, Philippines and Uruguay Convention Secretariat as facilitator Country-specific action plans for recipient countries to develop programs for alternative livelihoods, informed by Brazil’s experiences over the last 15 years. Brazil’s programs include 1) the promotion of broad sustainability among growers; 2) capacity-building for growing non-tobacco crops in more ecologically friendly ways; 3) linking former tobacco farmers as sellers of food crops to government food programs (school breakfasts and lunches); 4) placing alternative livelihoods within existing social programs; and 5) building effective partnerships with non-governmental actors (e.g. civil society, academia) working toward successful alternative livelihoods. Link to the report