Our family decided to grow organic food because my grandchild got sick. The doctor said the pesticides we used to apply on our crops were causing him to have breathing problems and skin allergies. We transitioned to organics but it was still very hard to sell our production at a fair price before Raízs came into our lives. Now we have frequent buyers giving us a stable income and we can focus our efforts into growing food. The Small Producers' Fund is also a way to help us enhance our crops.
Joviano de Almeida, small-scale organic farmer