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Organical vegetable garden to sustainable local development

Grant number: 07/55310-3
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Research in Public Policies
Duration: July 01, 2008 - December 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Principal Investigator:Maria José de Marchi Garcia
Grantee:Maria José de Marchi Garcia
Host Institution: Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Partner institutions: Secretaria Municipal de Agricultura (Bauru)


Organic agriculture intends to develop a landscape cultivated healthy and in harmony with the nature, prosperous and of permanent productivity, where the quality of foods is improved from the care with the ground and still brings an including vision of an integrated agricultural system, the 'Agricultural Organism", inserted harmoniously in the local landscape, considering its cultural, economic, phenomenological, ecological, social and technician principles. In this manner it is considered a creation of a multidisciplinary team of specialists in diverse areas of the knowledge what characterizes the project in all its pioneering dimension, demonstrating with these human resources qualified a great participative and transforming moving force of social changes. Phase I will be carried through cadastre of the community or the interested producers, identification of obstacles and difficulties in the implantation of organic orchard. For an awareness of the target public of this project sensitization lectures will have to be carried through, showing what it is organic agriculture with its different expressions, what is compost, agricultural organism, agroforestry and integrated systems of production. It will be mounted one demonstrative orchard, home garden, counting on the participation of a interested group of persons (of some community, knowing that the work in the orchard will be under its responsibility and the harvested products will be for its consumption and eventually for selling in its proper community, as a possible source of income and maintenance of the orchard. Trips will be organized techniques, of visit, the organic and biodynamic producers of the region, in Bauru, Botucatu, Avaré, Itatinga, Ibitinga, so that the interested persons in the work of orchard, know established producers, that make of agriculture its productive, healthy and pleasant work alternative, its source of income and life! (AU)

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