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Agroecology for food sovereignty
April 18th, 2017

In what ways is agroecology a means to food sovereignty? In Brazil, claiming land rights was the first step along one group of farmers’ pathway to autonomy. The next was to develop and maintain agroecological practices. To achieve this goal, these farmers never worked alone. Strong self-organisation and long-lasting partnerships enabled them to redesign their … Read moreAgroecology for food sovereignty

Rede Raízes da Mata: Strengthening links between producers and consumers
June 22nd, 2013

As in many other parts of the world, farmers in the Zona da Mata region, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, were encouraged to take up the Green Revolution package. This model also prescribed integration with the international markets. Family farmers, however, have found that this model has not brought the promised benefits. Many … Read moreRede Raízes da Mata: Strengthening links between producers and consumers