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Support Payments for Farmers

Cash transfers to rural producers can help secure a certain level of income for farmers. In addition, these programs can be used as a policy to increase productivity by conditioning cash transfers on the adoption of technologies or improving the administration of rural farms.

The Bank has supported these projects by providing loans for governments to finance these programs. The IDB has supported Mexico’s PROCAMPO and the Dominican Republic’s PATCA.

In PROCAMPO, the government makes income transfers to a particular group of farmers. In the case of PATCA, the transfers are subject to the adoption of a predetermined set of agricultural technologies by beneficiaries.

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