The Way is Agroecology
Agricultural activities account for approximately 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. For this reason, through this documentary, producers, marketers and consumers open their doors to affirm that THE WAY IS AGROECOLOGY
Rio Cuarto | Started on 02/08/2021 – Concluded on 30/11/2021
“The Way is Agroecology” consists of an audiovisual production that seeks to make visible the existence of another way to produce and market healthy food while taking care of the land. This short film was shot during the year 2021 by Coepio Foundation and RENAMA (National Network of Municipalities and Communities that Promote Agroecology), with the support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in order to make visible and raise awareness about the paradigm shift in productive, social, environmental, economic, philosophical and spiritual terms that Agroecology implies.
The current formula of food production accounts for almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The large-scale deforestation to make way for crop fields has serious consequences. Tons of trees disappear at the same time that carbon dioxide emissions increase. In addition, agrochemicals, which are used to protect crops and maximize yields, not only affect human health, but also degrade the environment and weaken plants’ natural resistance to climate change.The short film shows a trip made by a group of people from RENAMA who travel and meet producers, beekeepers, municipalities, communities, fairs and value-added enterprises that seek to transform the Argentine agri-food system based on agroecological principles.
The documentary is an experience in the territory where we visit farms in the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Buenos Aires to talk to people who tell us about the benefits of an environmentally friendly model. This short film shows us that agriculture is a model with a yield equal or superior to that of conventional agriculture that allows the revaluation of the role of the producer and the farmer as a supplier of healthy and sustainable food.
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