Idea competition on innovation and entrepreneurship to diversify rural economy in rural Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Within the framework of INTECRAL, the International SEPT Program organized an innovative Idea competition on rural entrepreneurship in cooperation with Instituto Federal Fluminense, Programa Rio Rural, and Secretaria Estadual de Agricultura do Rio Janeiro. 14 teams were constituted and 10 of them successfully registered their ideas.

INTECRAL is a jointly developed scientific cooperation funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the State Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock Project Rio Rural (SEAP EC-PRR ).

The project is developed by three German universities, nine small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany and eight Brazilian development and research institutions. INTECRAL will provide integrated solutions of services and technologies to allow an environmentally sound and economically sustained development of the watersheds in rural Rio de Janeiro within the environment of emerging green markets. Furthermore, with the aim to support small-scale farmers, measures will be developed to prevent and mitigate environmental risks and to foster forest ecosystem protection.

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