Archive for Agriculture

Agricultural Schools

The School Family Agricultural of the MEPES, is a school organization that maintains the learning and professional formation for the young people of the field. It introduced in Latin America and adopts the Alternation Pedagogy, assuring the youngsters of the EFAs an integral formation that covers professional, humanitarian, social, ethical, spiritual and environmental aspects, qualifying them legally, both to continue studies and to devote professional life, family property or outside.

Tratamientos ecológicos en los invernaderos – “Ecological treatments in greenhouses”

Una vez implantados los tomates y teniendo otras hortalizas hemos hecho dos ac tuaciones en el invernadero

  • Suelta de abejorros de la marca Agrobio para mejorar la polinización en tomate con lo que se espera conseguir mejores resultados.
  • Suelta de insecto que controlan varias plagas. En concreto se trata del Nesidiocoris  tenue que es un chinche deprepadador de la familia de los miridos.

From Prison to Farm and a Fresh Start in Life

In a farm in the north of Thailand, a man bends as he plants peppers. However, Mr Sun is not just planting peppers; he is getting a fresh start in life as a free man.

Originally from Myanmar, Sun is the first participant in the rehabilitation project of the Jesuit prison ministry in Thailand that seeks to help ex-prisoners re-integrate into society through organic farming.

The Principles of Agroecology: Towards Just, Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems

Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology.

Social Justice Implications of Land Use Change in the Philippine Uplands

Despite reported economic growth for the Philippines in the last decades, increasing poverty has become a major concern with a high relative proportion of the poor belonging to the agriculture sector. Corn is the second major agricultural crop in the Philippines, which has posted increasing production trends in the last 12 years. But despite this reported growth, families engaged in corn production are among the poorest in the agriculture sector.

Building and sustaining an eco-agri farm in a forest catchment

This eco-agriculture initiative takes place in an upland area in Sitio Bendum, an upland village in northern Mindanao in the Philippines.  Bendum, as the area is more commonly referred to, is also the ancestral domain of the indigenous Pulangiyen community. The eco-agriculture farm is located in lower Pangamu, in a cleared land area or lubas.  The vegetable farm is now expanded from 2 hectares to 2.5 hectares and is in a sloping land with closer access to the water supply.  The whole farm area used to be a migrant community farm planted with a high yielding corn variety that was applied with chemical fertilizers and left the soil degraded.