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Brazil’s public policy package for successful farmer adaptation

Brazil’s policy package offers an interesting approach for helping farmers in semi-arid regions adapt to climate variability. In particular, it offers a cohesive mix of individual policies that together address the variety of farmers’ needs, integrating rural development concerns with future adaptation requirements. This brief describes the individual policies that make up Brazil’s policy approach along with their common features, and offers lessons learned that may be useful for policymakers in other countries.