Responsible
Consumer Cells

The ‘Responsible Consumer Cells’ (RCCs) is a project that connects farmers and eaters. A coordinator facilitates this connection by collecting orders from urban people, sharing those with the farmers, and scheduling regular direct deliveries to the city. Eaters participate in meetings and take turns sharing organizational duties, thereby taking some of “responsibility” for the network. The RCCs started as a research project in the Family Agriculture Commercialization Laboratory (LACAF - UFSC).  

A university-community initiative
 

"The product for the consumer arrives fresher, and at a fair price!" 

Dulciane - Coordinator of the Responsible Consumer Cells 

An Agroecological Project

The farmers who participate in the RCC are agroecological farmers, many are certified by the Ecovida Network of Agroecology.

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400 consumers

Most consumers are from Florianópolis .

54 farming families 

The farming families are distributed across 16 municipalities in Santa Catarina.

12 cells 

Each cell includes a group of farmers who supply a group of eaters with deliveries into the city. To meet growing demand, new cells have been created in Florianópolis and the surrounding region.

7 groups of certified farmers

Farmers are certified by the Ecovida Agroecology Network.

7 tons of food per month  

The RCC supplies about 7 tons of food per month. 

Responsible Consumers Cells

in numbers

Responsible

Consumers Cells by 

numbers

Source: Family Agriculture Commercialization Laboratory (LACAF - UFSC). Link in section Editorial

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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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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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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

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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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Political Advocacy 

Political

Advocacy

Agroecological movements aim to make changes in political and other institutions that have effects for supporting agroecology in the city and in the countryside. 

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HOCCA

CCA Campus Organic garden 

HOCCA

CCA Campus Organic garden 

HOCCA was an extension project of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and started as a student occupation.

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Connections