Ora, o SENHOR disse a Abrão: Sai-te da tua terra, da tua parentela e da casa de teu pai, para a terra que eu te mostrarei.
E far-te-ei uma grande nação, e abençoar-te-ei e engrandecerei o teu nome; e tu serás uma bênção.
E abençoarei os que te abençoarem, e amaldiçoarei os que te amaldiçoarem; e em ti serão benditas todas as famílias da terra.
Small family groups cultivating small pieces of land.
Does it seem small? Think twice. According to United Nations, family farming represents 80% of world's food production, with more than 500 million farmers in the planet. Unlike other forms of agriculture where farmers are hired to work in large properties, in family farming production is made in smaller places, with a larger prodcutive diversity, in a consicent and sustainable way, where families are, owners, managers and responsible for all production and comercialization.
Below, a compilation* of photos and stories of farmers and colectors in South America.
*MADE IN VARIOUS DATES AND COUNTRIES FOR DIFFERENT CLIENTS AND PURPOSES
"Look at these fruits. There's no chemical in it. It's all naturally grown.” Maura shows me the cocoa trees in a small plantation at the farm she works at, in Bahia, Brasil.
Cocoa arrived in Bahia in 1746, when a French settler sent seeds to a portuguese farmer, who sove them on his plantation in what is now the municipality of Canavieiras.
TRÊS BRAÇOS, BRAZIL - MAY 2018
GALLERY 2 - ECUADOR, PERU
GALLERY 1 - BRAZIL, BOLIVIA
In Northern Ecuador, Maria uses fire as an ally.
When the first rays of sun hit the surface, even before preparing breakfast for her family, she goes outside her house, at La quebrada, Northern Ecuador, to burn some dry twigs in order to produce smoke. This is a traditional practice in order to prevent the crops to be affected by the cold frost.
LA QUEBRADA, ECUADOR - 2016