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.
Gênesis 12:1-3

FAMILY FARMING

COMPILATION, VARIOUS COUNTRIES
 COMMISSIONED, VARIOUS CLIENTS

 

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 productive diversity, in a conscious and sustainable way, where families are, owners, managers and responsible for all production and commercialization.

Below, a compilation* of photos and stories of farmers and collectors in South America, made in different years, places and for different clients.

01 AGRO

"Look at this fruit. 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

08 AGRO

GIANTS OF THE FOREST

BRASIL, BOLÍVIA - 2019/2020

02 AGRO

BRAZIL NUTS:

Brazil nut picking: José uses a 'tweezer' made by himself that helps to pick Brazil nuts from the ground.

SANTA ROSA DEL ABUNÁ, BOLIVIA - MAY 2019

24 AGRO

THE QUINOA FARMER

PERU, 2017

22 AGRO

Meanwhile in Colca Valley, Peru, the sun has risen and Gabina has already prepared the breakfast for her younger son, Pedro. "I keep his uniform pressed and clean so I don't need to worry about it the night before", says Gabina.

YANQUE, PERU- APRIL 2017

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HIGH IN THE ANDES

ECUADOR, 2016

21 AGRO

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

20 AGRO

VICTIMS OF THE FIRE

BOLÍVIA - 2019

16 AGRO

Curepa, a cowboy from Bolivia, saw the farm he works at alsmost disappear due to the fires that affected the country in 2019.

ROBORÉ, BOLIVIA - OCT 2019

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AÇAÍ

BOLÍVIA - 2019

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Açai berries is a very special fruit for Bolivian Amazon. The process to collect is very different tha Brazil nuts: someone has to climb the tree to pick it up.

SANTA ROSA DEL ABUNÁ, BOLIVIA - MAY 2019

32 AGRO

AGROECOLOGY

BOLÍVIA - 2019

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Do you see these bushes? This is what we use to prevent bugs to attack our crops. That's why there are no mosquitoes here. It helps us growing organic crops.", says, a local farmer who lives in Charagua, Bolivia.

CHARAGUA,  BOLIVIA - MAY 2019

40 AGRO

MORE SOON!