In the face of the unsustainable climate emergency and global pandemic, international organizations have warned of worsening of hunger and social conflicts. Furthermore, in Brazil, the hegemonic system that presents the most different types of destruction (of territories, nature and health of people) is agribusiness. It is this food system of industrial production that determines the direction of public policies and also dominates the economic processes of current agriculture.
However, what we can see in the different territories of the country is the construction of sustainable proposals for food systems, which bring agroecology as a strategy to face the production model of capitalist agriculture. We recognize the importance of agroecological production to generate work and income, strengthen health, food sovereignty, sustainability and resilience of nations.
The Agroecology Program has the challenge to face the emergency created by the necro-political management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil, when about 19 million people suffer from hunger and more than 116 million live with some degree of food insecurity. In addition to fostering values and principles such as solidarity, sustainability, social justice and economic democracy.
We endorse an important movement: Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia (National Agroecology Articulation) as a reference.