A lone cactus overlooks the enormous blue manmade lake created by the Sobradinho power plant and damo Water resource experts have found large underground water reserves in the sertão. It is only a question of adequate technology and government programs willing to address the problems of the landless rural worker and small farmers to improve the socioeconomic conditions of Brazil's poorest citizens. Though most of the sertão cannot be irrigated, large improvements could be made in several of the more fertile areas. Furthermore, the creation of additional jobs (possibly small scale industrial projects) in the medium and smaller cities would be of great benefit in reducing migrationUm cactus solitário dá vista para o enorme lago artificial criado pela usina hidroelétrica de Sobradinho. Peritos em recursos de água descobriram grandes reservas subterrâneas de água no sertão. É apenas uma questão de tecnologia adequada e programas governamentais serem implementados para a solução dos problemas dos trabalhadores rurais sem terras e dos pequenos fazendeiros, para ajudar no desenvolmento das condições sócio-económicas dos cidadãos mais pobres do Brasil.
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