Photo: Octávio Rossi de Morais
Photo: Octávio Rossi de Morais
Matopiba Definition
New passion fruits
Mangoes exports
Assai palm management
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Araucaria Roads
Route of the Lamb
Database of Social Actions
Report 2016
Portuguese Version
Reports of previous years
Embrapa in Brazil
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Route of the Lamb program organizes the production
of sheep and goats and generates more
employment and income in Northeastern Brazil

The creation of goats and sheep is one of Brazil's most traditional activities, but still faces many problems. Among them are the lack of organization and information of producers about production processes and commercialization of these animals, lack of slaughter inspection and difficulty of access to markets. To address these issues Embrapa Goats and Sheep, in partnership with the Ministry of National Integration (MI), proposed in the 2011 the Route of the Lamb Program targeting the organization of producers, together with a plan of innovation. The first pilot project of this program was implemented in the municipality of Taua (CE), with MI assistance and participation of partner institutions. For this there was the initial registration of 240 producers, who have received a Collective Termination Center of Goats and Lambs with areas for confinement, fodder production, training of technicians and producers, and joint marketing of products. In addition, the producers were encouraged to create a monthly fair for marketing of animals. Add to these benefits the installation of two Technical Reference units aimed at monitoring the zootechnical results and economic benefits, showcasing technologies and prospect for demands. The result of this work was the expansion of the program in various states (Ceara, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul) involving 3,000 producers in an area of 200,000 hectares, in addition to become a reference for other similar initiatives in the country.

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Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)
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