"I already thought I knew everything, nature and our parents teach us a lot, have no doubt, but, through the training I participate in adel and the monitoring of the technicians, I realized that we have a lot to learn to improve our production and, to access the market, it is necessary to invest in management, thing i didn't have much notion of".

Work on the farm is an activity that Gilberto, 65 years, learned since childhood with his father and transferred to the four sons, who grew up watching him work with subsistence farming and raising cattle, goats and sheep on the property. To believe that, through cooperation, the rural environment could achieve sustainable development, was another expertise that Gilberto realized from an early age. In 1987, together with other farmers in the community of Canafístula, where it resides to this day, founded the Canafístula farmers ' Community Association (ACAC) with the aim of seeking improvements for the community.

Gilberto is one of the first farmers to participate in and support the activities developed by Adel in the, that began to change production practices on his property. From the diagnosis of the potential of the community, Workshops, field days and contact with Adel technicians, he decided, together with the other producers of the association, invest in the production of goats and sheep, great potential in the community.

Today, he states that Adel's support was important so that he could turn goat and sheep farming into a rural business. "I already thought I knew everything, nature and our parents teach us a lot, have no doubt, but, through the training I participate in adel and the monitoring of the technicians, I realized that we have a lot to learn to improve our production and, to access the market, it is necessary to invest in management, thing i didn't have much notion of", says. Gilberto also learned that it is important to know the market that buys your product and to value the merchandise. Today, it stocked part of the production to sell in off-season periods, with the merchandise valued.