Baixio de Irecê promises to be the new Eldorado of agricultural production in Brazil

Updated Oct 6, 2021
Updated on 10/05/2021 at 11:08 am A dream of more than half a century that is about to come true. When it began to be conceived in the early 1960s, the Baixio de Irecê project promised to boost agriculture in the semi-arid region of Bahia. With works started in 1999, the largest irrigated perimeter in Latin America, with 105 thousand hectares, had two stages inaugurated, but production never started. Now, finally, it will start operating. The estimate of Codevasf (Development Company of the São Francisco and Parnaíba Valleys), a company linked to the Ministry of National Integration, is to start activities on at least 3,000 hectares by the end of this year. The announcement motivated a visit by the directors and technical staff of the Faeb/Senar and Sebrae System to the site. This week, a delegation of entities covered the entire irrigated perimeter, which has a 42-kilometer-long canal, cutting through the municipalities of Xique-Xique and Itaguaçu da Bahia. “This here is the ...
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