The FAO country office in Brazil has promoted the use and dissemination of the Voluntary Guidelines at the national level. Among one of the first activities will be to translate the Voluntary Guidelines into Portuguese. This will prove extremely useful for work in other Portuguese-speaking countries and regions.
The Voluntary Guidelines are being used as a reference document to enrich discussion and feed into policy and framework development in government conferences and committees (including II Conferência Nacional de Solidariedade e Desenvolvimento Rural Sustentável and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Rural Sustentável – CONDRAF). Discussions with all stakeholders are also being facilitated on implementation strategies for the Voluntary Guidelines in Brazil.