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Participatory construction in agroforestry systems in family farming: ways for the agroecological transition in Brazil

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Bezerra, Leila Pires [1] ; Franco, Fernando Silveira [2] ; Souza-Esquerdo, Vanilde F. [3] ; Borsatto, Ricardo [4]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Agr Sci, Araras, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Environm Sci, Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Coll Agr Engn, Integrated Council Planning & Management, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCAR, Ctr Nat Sci, Buri, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: AGROECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS; v. 43, n. 2, p. 180-200, FEB 7 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1

This article aims to analyze the implementation of Agroforestry Systems (AFS) by family farmers, assessing their contribution to agroecological transition and understanding the process of knowledge construction. The study was carried out in family farming farms in the Sumare Rural Settlement, and in the area of Family Farming and Agroecological Cooperative (Cooperacra), respectively located in the municipalities of Sumare and Americana, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The methodology was based on a case study, using Focal Groups and Field Notes as research instruments. On the basis of our analysis, there were social changes in the farmers' organization and in the decision-making process, as well as in the landscape in the areas of AFS and surroundings, where agroecological principles were also applied to production. In Sumare, the four farmers participating in the project organized themselves to obtain organic certification. Cooperacra, which works with a group of 10 farmers advanced in the process of agroecological transition, starting from an intensive organic horticulture production system to a biodiverse agroforestry system. Despite the short time of the project, the construction of knowledge in relation to agroforestry systems was perceived through management techniques incorporated by the farmers in their agroecosystems. The arboreal component, which thus far the farmers had seen as something to be eliminated to realize agriculture, was introduced and became a relevant part of the process. The results demonstrate the feasibility and potential of AFS in the process of agroecological transition toward a more sustainable agriculture. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 17/04577-1 - O papel das políticas públicas na promoção de sistemas agroalimentares localizados e sustentáveis: limites e potenciais
Beneficiário:Ricardo Serra Borsatto
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Pesquisa