Brazil: Submerged crops and total loss of income for small producers in Rio Grande do Sul

Published May 22, 2024

Tridge summary

Small properties in Rio Grande do Sul are experiencing severe losses due to recent floods, with restricted access to crops and significant damage to products meant for school meals, fairs, and local sales. Producers like Armando Porsch in Parobé have seen their beans, vegetables, and cassava crops submerged and rotting. The full extent of the damage remains uncertain as some areas are still flooded, with fluctuating water levels threatening investments, such as Eiscilda de Souza's corn crop.
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Small properties are beginning to count the losses caused by the floods in Rio Grande do Sul. In some crops, access is restricted by flooding and many products that would be sold for school meals, at fairs or on the properties themselves were lost. Part of the crops and silage that Armando Porsch had made this harvest was underwater. He plants a little bit of everything in the municipality of Parobé, 95 km from Porto Alegre. In beans, for example, the harvest had to already be done. Pods rot and grains are sprouted. “Everything is lost, there is nothing left to do. It's being without income, because we lived on it and we don't even have outside services, because we can't get around, because we are isolated. There is only one exit, which is 18 km further”, says the producer. Its main production is vegetables intended for school lunches. Even though they are protected by plastic, the leaves underneath the bundles start to spoil. The biggest damage was to lettuces, such as the ...
Source: CanalRural
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