Programa Nacional de Fortalecimento da Agricultura Familiar

About the program

Implemented in 1969, it is a financing program for individual or group projects that generate income for family farmers and beneficiaries of land reform; it has the lowest interest rates for rural financing. It is implemented by financial institutions.

Country Brazil
Classification Financing and credit
FNS Dimension Disponibilidad
Website http://www.mda.gov.br/sitemda/secretaria/.../sobre-o-programa
Objectives

Objective

Improve the income of family farmers and the beneficiaries of land reform.

Components and/or products

Financing for individual or group projects that generate income to family farmers and beneficiaries of land reform; it has the lowest interest rates for rural financing. The program finances the costs of farming or agricultural activities, whether for investment in machinery, equipment or production infrastructure and agricultural or non-agricultural services. It includes the following credit lines:

  • "PRONAF Agroindustry": Line for financing investment, including infrastructure that aims to transform, process and market agricultural or non-agricultural production, forest products and mining, or artisanal products and exploitation of rural tourism .
  • "PRONAF Mulher": Line for financing investment credit proposals from women in agriculture.
  • "PRONAF Agro ecology"
  • "PRONAF Eco"
  • "PRONAF Mais Alimentos"
  • "PRONAF Jovem"
  • "PRONAF Microcredit (Group B)": specific credit line for farmers and rural producers who have a family gross income in the last 12 months of normal production, prior to the application of the Declaration of Aptitude to PRONAF for up to BRL 20 billion (USD$5,275).
Target population

Family farmers and rural producers that make up households of rural production and that are able to prove their situation by submitting the Declaration of Aptitude to PRONAF.

Scope

Nacional

Geographical coverage Rural
Responsible organism

Ministerio de Desarrollo Agrario

Executing organism Sistema Nacional de Crédito Rural
Related institutions Secretaria de Agricultura Familiar
Related national policies

Plano Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional

Normative framework

Manual de Crédito Rural; Contiene las reglas de operación del Microcrédito Rural. Ordenanza N° 70/2008; Aprueba la metodología del Programa de Organização Produtiva da Agricultura Familiar (AGRO-B). Ordenanza N° 60/2008; Trata sobre la acreditación y la metodología de enfoque de la asistencia técnica y extensión rural entregada a los agricultores del Microcrédito Rural. Ordenanza N° 19/2009; Aborda el modelo de gestión y el monitoreo de morosidad del grupo B del Pronaf (Microcrédito Rural). Ordenanza N° 55/2007; Atribuye a la Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganadería del Ministerio de Desarrollo Agrícola la competencia de adopción de medidas para la administración, gestión y monitoreo de morosidad del Grupo B del Pronaf (Microcrédito Rural). Ordenanza N° 75/2009.