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Building autonomy with agroecology
December 22nd, 2015

A strong network of female farmer-innovators in Paraíba, Brazil has been driving fundamental change in the lives of hundreds of women. Collective learning among farmers has brought rural women out of their isolation and into positions of leadership. The success of the women’s movement lies in its link between experimentation with agroecology and reflection on … Read moreBuilding autonomy with agroecology

Cisterns transform lives in the Brazilian semi-arid
September 22nd, 2015

Márcia Patrícia is a family farmer in the Brazilian semi-arid. Active participation in the local rural workers union and access to water capture and storage technology transformed her life. My name is Márcia Patrícia and like the great majority of women in the semi-arid I was destined by local custom to travel long distances to … Read moreCisterns transform lives in the Brazilian semi-arid

The Future of Family Farming – Try this out!
September 23rd, 2011

One of the main objectives of EcoBorborema, an organisation of family farmers in Brazil’s northern state of Paraiba, is helping with the commercialisation of their products, providing the local population with a wide range of healthy fruits and vegetables while ensuring farmers earn a higher income. Orlando Soares Correia is currently in charge of some … Read moreThe Future of Family Farming – Try this out!