Agriculture plays a major role in the Brazilian economy. But it's not only of major importance to Brazil itself, but to the rest of the world too, as Brazil is the main growing country for sugar cane and determines the prices for the production of sugar.
Water wells for Brazilian families and agriculture
Sugar cane, water scarcity and existential fears
Sugar cane is an important agricultural product in Brazil. However, as this tough plant needs a lot of water to grow, some families in the Bahia region are only able to water their crops thanks to the water wells, which were built with the support of the Greenfinity Foundation, and thus support their families.
In the Bahia region, which is known for its extreme drought conditions, some families make a living from agriculture alone, and are dependent on the production and sale of sugar cane. This is the only way that they can generate income for their families.
Sugar cane is mainly used for the extraction of sugar. However, bio-ethanol as fuel or bio-fuel, which can also be generated from sugar cane, is becoming more and more important. Because this otherwise undemanding plant needs so much water, it is extremely important that these people have access to water, as this is how they make their living.
This is why the Greenfinity Foundation, with the help of numerous donations, supports the building of water wells in this area, to ensure that these families can keep their land and continue to make a living for themselves.