Comuna Amarildo
Settlement 
Origins of the Commune

Comuna Amarildo has an urban history in its struggle for land. The group initially had 80 families. They occupied an area on the banks of the SC-401 highway, which connects the north of the island of Santa Catarina, an area between some of the expensive beach communities in Florianópolis (SC). They were evicted from the site in February 2014 and started to occupy other areas of the greater Florianópolis metropolitan region, until the Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) granted a plot of 140 hectares in the municipality of Águas Mornas (SC), 36 km from Florianópolis. After the conquest of the land, the battle now is to remain on the land. Of the 80 families, in 2018 only 6 families remained on the site. 

 

Comuna Amarildo 

Support network

Comuna Amarildo de Souza collaborates with several entities, such as the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)  and draw on support from CEPAGRO , which in turn also supports nearby traditional communities, such as the Tekoá V'ya Community . The Ecovida Network of Agroecology also supported the Commune in the transition to agroecology and agroecological certification. Commune members also have roots with the MST.

"We are here to produce food and not commodities"

Pepe - Agricultor Agroecológico

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Landless Rural Workers Movement

Landless Rural Workers Movement

The Landless Workers Movement is only of the world’s largest agrarian social movements and they advocate for a food system based on Agroecology.  

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The Struggle

for Land

The Struggle 

For Land 

Juliana, MST education coordinator in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, describes the historical context of the struggle for Agrarian Reform. 

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Three people involved in agroecological issues talk about the role of urban people in helping to address problems in the countryside. 

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Urban People and the Countryside

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Urban People and the Countryside

Connections

The Center for Studies and Promotion of Group Agriculture is an agroecological organization that establishes connections between countryside, city and the academic community. 

CEPAGRO

CEPAGRO

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Ecovida Agroecology

Network

Ecovida Agroecology

Network

This Network certifies agroecological foods, promotes the exchange of knowledge between farmers and provides support for agroecological transition. 

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Tekoa V'ya

Community

Tekoa V'ya

Community

Agroecological organizations are increasingly collaborating and standing in solidarity with traditional and Indigenous communities.

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Acting through 

Networks 

Acting through 

Networks 

Agroecological networks exist in the city, in the country, and across the city and the country.

  

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