Urban People and the Countryside

Building connections

In the videos below, two farmers, a rural educator and a university professor, share their opinions on how agriculture can establish connections between people in the city and the countryside. 

 

Needing to expand the dialogue 

Erika is a Field Educator, trained at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and a member of the Center for Studies and Promotion of Group Agriculture (CEPAGRO). She talks about how not all expressions of urban agriculture in the Brazilian context are the same. Some are more collective than others. Some are more focused on issues that are of concern to rural people than others. 

Urban people visiting (urban and rural) farms 

Chef and farmer, Sônia Jendiroba talks about creating ways for urban people to have more contact with food growing spaces. Sônia, who once had a restaurant in the central region of Florianópolis, today lives on her farm in the Ratones neighborhood, She participates in the Ecovida Network of Agroecology.

Urban people’s responsibility to the land ...  

Aderlan is a farmer and sells his produce at the Organic Market of the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In this video, Aderlan reflects on how urban people can help rural farmers by being more concerned about agricultural production practices.

Urban agriculture and food systems literacy 

Professor Ilyas Siddique coordinates Applied Ecology Laboratory at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (LEAP-UFSC). He reflects on how urban agriculture plays a fundamental role in raising awareness and embodied knowledge about agricultural production. 

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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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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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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Connections

Vegetais organícos

This project connects eaters and farmers while sharing the responsibility for growing agroecological food.

 

Responsible Consumers

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Responsible

Consumer

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

Semear Network

Semear

Network

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

Agroecological

Education

Agroecological

Education

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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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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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