• Gustavo Driau

Good Food on the Table

CAPA was established in the late 1970s, at a time when women farmers and family farmers were driven out of the field by the development model called "Green Revolution". A modernization package based on large-scale agricultural production, the intensive use of agrochemicals and mechanization. The CAPA proposal was based on the dissemination of economically and ecologically sustainable practices among families of rural producers, offering alternatives to stay in the field. Between the 16th and the 19th of May 2018, the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Support and Promotion of Agroecology - CAPA was celebrated. On the anniversary agenda, CAPA organized the seminar "Good Food at the Table". Farmers, representatives of Afro-Brazilian communities, indigenous communities, social movements, universities and colleagues were present. In this context, CAPA published a Manifesto that contrasts the agricultural model based on the intensive use of agrochemicals, other industrial inputs and intensive agricultural mechanization that causes the impoverishment of the majority of the rural population of Brazil.


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