Brasil-Holanda de Agricultura Urbana
Polinização transcultural - Inteligëncia coletiva - Comunidade de práticas
Rede Carioca de Agricultura Urbana
Transcultural pollination - Collective intelligence - Community of Practice
Rio de Janeiro Urban Agriculture Network
1 - To ensure the identity doslas agricultoreslas,
Every place that has a tree and have someone planting and
producing food is an agricultural space. The farmer's identity is self-sufficient. This means that whoever defines if someone is or is not a farmer is he/she self, and no laws as the cities' Master Plan. To recognize and valorize farmers as part of the city strengthens the assertion of this identity.
2.- Agroecology, traditionalism and good living
Our urban agriculture is aligned with the principles of agroecology,
promoting diversified production of foods without pesticides and GMOs, from fair social relationships and work. We value traditional knowledge, the knowledge of dialogue, ways of life in relation to their territory and defend the rights of people to decide on them. We do not accept that nature is appropriated by the hegemonic logic of capital - after all, we are part of it and integrate nature seeking a good life.
We argue that the practice of agriculture aligned to good coexistence practices with nature is possible. We recognize that the farmers, with their knowledge, have been instrumental in ensuring the maintenance and expansion of forest amd wooded areas in the city, and curb urban sprawl under the logic of property speculation, megaprojects and megaevents.
4 - Decentralization
We believe in representation as a political exercise for each individual as one agent of this process. Therefore, we value the autonomy of the working groups divided by topics and also the groups in their territories for decision making, communication and planning activities.
5 - To value the territory of the experiences
We reinterpreted the concepts of what is "core" and what is "periphery" to us; the outskirts of the city is our center. Our periphery consists of quilombos, wilderness, mountains, slum, suburb, occupations, swamps and seas. We organize our activities from the place of rotation of meetings, covering several territories and allowing visits and exchanges of experiences. This will also ensure the participation of different groups that make up the network, considering the challenge of mobility in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
6 - Respect for food and those who produce
Respect the food is to understand the relationships that are behind the production. Therefore, we value local production and agroecolégica family farming and native and seasonal foods. Politicizing the food debate, especially healthy eating, is a way in the fight for healthy living and for social justice. To this end, we seek to ensure the visibility of the traditional cuisine, the right to healthy and adequate food and food sovereignty.
7 - Practice of Solidarity Economy and Agroecological Urban Agriculture as an expression of traditional knowledge
We believe that our practice embodies a few of autonomy, hope and criticism of the current model, showing that another economy is possible. In this sense, we are converging with the dynamics of solidarity economy: we are a network of agroecology and solidarity economy that seeks to bring producers and consumers together!
8 - Making agriculture is (re)exist
The agricultural practice in cities is a form of resistance. The organization in network and the commercialization through local markets contribute for the visibility and maintenance of farmers in their territories. Integrating production of food, medicinal plants and the responsible consumption in the urban space also allows greater interaction between the city and the rural social issues.
9 - Right to the City
The city belongs to everyone and to all of us. The city under the logic of
capitalism violates rights. especially of the poorest. Against the current policy of removals, we argue that we all have the right to housing dignified and proper. To do agroecological urban agriculture is to fight for access to
10 - Women's protagonism
Both in social fights as in the experiences of urban agriculture, the
women have shown to be protagonists, but still are made invisible. The
urban backyards, for example, are mostly cultivated by women, and they are ensuring the food sovereignty of their families and communities. In our practice, we favor the women's fight for autonomy.
1'1 - Children and teenagers rights
Children, adolescents and the young people should have their rights guaranteed. It is everybody's role to establish conditions for their full participation in politics and in the fights for their rights. Besides.to ensure
healthy and agroecological food and contact with food production,
approaching them from their territories, is a step towards ensuring full
development of children, adolescents and young people now and in the future.
12. Political participation
We take our participation in various policy areas. formal and informal. The articulated with the other networks and social movements and occupy spaces that allow us propor.cobrar and monitor governments the creation and adaptation of policies to promote urban agriculture to food sovereignty.
"A while ago we had nothing ...
Today we have a fair on the street. "
(Francisco Caldeira, of the Fair Agroecológica the Parish, who turned two years old in August 2015)
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