This is a project developed by the NAS Design DESIS Lab, at Santa Catarina, Brasil,  which corresponds to the series of  Thematic Areas.  These projects are activities carried out by the DESIS Network Labs, whose objectives can be seen here.

NAS Design conducts Design projects in social innovation, with a systemic approach, which value their territory and culture, with a view to promoting local development, increasing competitiveness and sustainability of practices inherited and/or developed in the belonging to the region.

The municipality of Chapadão do Lageado in SC/Brazil, is located in the Itajaí Valley and is surrounded by Serra Geral. Its soil has variable fertility and texture, which because it is plateau, greatly favors the economy of the Municipality, based essentially on Agriculture. Its population is approximately 2,800 inhabitants, 90% of whom live in rural areas. It has 600 small rural properties, where are mainly grown tobacco and onion.

The project objective is to strengthen the local community production and promote local development. The AMPE (An association of micro and small enterprises) identifies the cases that have entrepreneurial potential and interlinks the relationship between the local community, the municipal government and the University (NASDesign).

See the complete project in the PDF file below