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CEPAGRO
One Organization, Many Relationships

The Center for the Study and Promotion of Group Agriculture (CEPAGRO) is a key organization of the agroecological movement in southern Brazil. Currently, CEPAGRO has its headquarters within the Agricultural Sciences Campus (CCA) of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in the Itacorubi neighborhood in Florianópolis (SC), Brazil. The organization has very close relations with the academic community, supports the “CCA Organic Market” and the CCA Community Garden, and provides physical space, work structure and assistance in orienting interns, students researchers, undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

"A Movement of Movements"

Juliana Luiz - Sociologist

and associate member of CEPAGRO

Collective Action

In 2019, the CEPAGRO team states in its annual report that it directly or indirectly benefited thousands of people in workshops, meetings, seminars and exchanges.  

1051 people in workshops

In 2019, 1051 people directly benefited from CEPAGRO workshops

CEPAGRO in Numbers

4360 people at events

CEPAGRO and its partners mobilized 4360 people in meetings, seminars and exchanges

18 national and international partnerships

Cepagro had 18 national and international partnerships such as the Faculty of Food Systems at the University of British Columbia

9 municipalities reached

In 2019, 9 the municipalities reached with direct actions by CEPAGRO

9 participations in spaces of political influence

Cepagro contributes to the construction of public policies in spaces such as the Catarinense Forum for Combating the Impacts of Pesticides and Transgenics (FCCIAT).

Source: CEPAGRO 2019 activity report. Link available in the Editorial section

CEPAGRO in Numbers

 O CEPAGRO through images

Connections

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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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This network supports agroecological policy and events in Florianópolis (SC), Brazil. 

Semear Network

Semear

Network

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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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Discover the project that, through composting, revolutionized a community

Revolution of the Little Buckets

Revolution of the Little Buckets

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Agroecology is a way of life and a way of knowing.  

Agroecological

Education

Agroecological

Education

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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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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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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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Agroecological Lives

Agroecological

Lives

The section "Agroecological Lives" shows the history of farmers who chose another way of life and knowledge, 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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