14 — Brazil
MAIS Program: Climate-Smart Agriculture
The MAIS Program is implementing climate smart agriculture across value chains to help farmers plan for drought-intensive periods.
The MAIS Program (Modulo Agroclimático Inteligente e Sustentável) is helping family agricultural operations adapt to climate change in the Jacuípe Basin, Brazil’s semi-arid region.
It is one of the first ever climate smart agricultural programs to mainstream disruptive climate technologies among farmers in Brazil. The Program helps farmers implement best practices in animal nutrition, farm management, food and water security, and restoration of degraded pastureland soil to help them prepare for times of intense drought and ensure food security in the region.