Public and private entities can now enroll in the National Register of Family Agriculture (CAF)
As of December 31 of this year, the National Register of Family Agriculture (CAF) will gradually replace DAP - Photo: MAPA
Public and private entities linked to family farming interested in joining the National Registry of Family Farming Network (CAF Network) can now request authorization from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa), through the Department of Family Farming and Cooperatives ( SAF).
Among the entities that may be part of the network are, for example, city halls, Technical Assistance and Rural Extension companies (Emater), union entities through confederations, institutes operating in family farming or related areas, and others. Entities from all over Brazil that issue the Pronaf Aptitude Declaration (DAP) must also apply to join the CAF Network in order to be a registration agent.
As of December 31 of this year, the National Register of Family Agriculture (CAF) will gradually replace the DAP and will be the main tool for accessing actions, programs and public policies aimed at generating income and strengthening family agriculture .
To be a CAF Network registrar, it is necessary to meet certain requirements, such as having the technical-operational capacity to provide customer service and operationalize the CAFweb System, as well as being committed to the management, transmission, custody and confidentiality of data and information involved in the application procedure.
Instructions and documentation
To request authorization to enter the CAF Network, the first step is to register on the gov.br platform. Click here to access the step-by-step instructions on how to register a CPF and here for guidance on how to register a CNPJ.
Next, you must enter the authorization request page to enter the CAF Network, within the Service Portal of the Federal Government platform, accessing the link, and click on the “Start” button.
In the first form, which will open automatically, it is necessary to confirm the data presented in the header and select the type of entity that the applicant represents. In the case of a public entity, it will also be necessary to inform if it is central or regional. To proceed, just click on the “Fill entity's data” button.
In the next step, the applicant must inform the data of the entity's legal representative, required in the second form, and click on the button "Fill in the technical responsible data".
Next, a new form will appear, which must also be filled in with data from the technician responsible for the entity's operations. Upon completion, it is necessary to click on “Fill documentation” and proceed to the last step, in which all the requested documentation will be attached.
In the case of a public entity, it is necessary to scan and attach the CNPJ; the Internal Regulation, Statute and current amendments; the Ordinance appointing those responsible; and the Declaration of Acknowledgment of the Term of Adhesion and Commitment of the current Ordinance.
Private entities must scan and attach the CNPJ; the Internal Regulation, Statute or Articles of Incorporation; the FGTS Certificate; the Tax Compliance Certificate (PGFN); the Labor Debt Certificate; the Minutes of the General Meeting of Accountability; the current Executive Board Election Minutes; o IRPJ delivery receipt; the union registration or application protocol; and the Declaration of acknowledgment of the Term of Adhesion and Commitment of the current Ordinance. These entities must have legal personality in the area of ??activity of family farming or a related area; expressly provide for the social representation of family farmers beneficiaries among the attributions and objectives of its Internal Regulation, Statute or Articles of Incorporation; and have at least two years of experience.
After sending the documentation, the application will be analyzed by the Coordination of Registration of the Family Farmer at Mapa and granted or not. The authorized entity may be part of the CAF Issuing Network Division and will issue the aforementioned document to family farmers, family businesses and associative forms of family farming.
CAF coordinator Gabriel Assmann warns that, after the launch of the new registration, "the family producer who still has a valid DAP will not need to immediately replace the document".
He emphasizes that DAPs issued until December 31, 2021 will remain valid until the end of their term. From