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Agroecological
Education 

Agroecological education refers to an intention process of facilitating learning ] about agroecology and issues in the food system to various publics. This section discusses some ways that urban people learn about agroecology in the city and agroecology in the countryside.

Educating the City about the Country
 

Seeing life in urban soils

Silvane Dalpiaz, Biologist and Administrator of the Horto Municipal de Florianópolis, discusses experiential learning as a way to see life in the soil. 

Breaking paradigms in urban gardens 

Oscar José Rover, university professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and coordinator of the Family Agriculture Commercialization Laboratory (LACAF), talks about the pedagogical role that urban gardens play. 

Learning and doing through agroecology 

Moriel Cabral, agroecologist geographer, technical consultant and parliamentary advisor in the office of councilor Marquito in Florianópolis (SC, Brazil). He discusses the importance of practical and experiential learning about agroecology as a system. 

Agroecological education in the city and the country 

Agroecological education is diverse and can be practiced both in urban and rural areas and involves the relationship between the city and the countryside. This photo gallery shows some examples of agroecological education in urban and rural areas.

     Agroecological education 

Connections

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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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Professor Ribas of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) talks about urban agriculture in marginalized communities.

The Garden on the Margins

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The Garden on the Margins

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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 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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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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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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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 agroecological  community garden is located in the Campeche neighborhood in Florianópolis (SC), Brazil. 

PACUCA

Community Garden

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PACUCA

Community Garden

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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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