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Fundación de Expresión Intercultural, Educativa y Ambiental

Carrera 6 No. 4-02, Floridablanca, Santander COLOMBIA, Suramérica.
Tel/Fax: +57 (7) 6483924, 6751020



Agroecology and food sovereignty

with the objective of promoting sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty, the local farmers have consolidated a Campesino School of Agroecology, articulating more than 40 peasant organisations from 8 municipalities of the Soto Province, department of Santander. This territory located in the north-eastern region of Colombia is abundant in agro-climatic, cultural and ecological diversity, distributed in the 800 - 2800 Mt. altitude range.

The Agroecological School maintains a program of monthly training sessions in small-hold farms of the community, with the aim to implement and interchange practices "campesino to campesino", including: planning of agro-ecosystems, ecological land management, cropping and livestock diversity, traditional seed banks and appropriate technologies.

Diverse sustainable agriculture is a central feature of food sovereignty, since it can better provide sufficient quantities of affordable and healthy food for all, as well as safeguarding traditional culinary and food-processing skills. Farmer-to-farmer exchanges and collective learning experiences have shown to be an essential factor to social empowerment and to foster the wisdom of traditional farming practices and skills.

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Agroecology and food sovereignty

Andean forest conservation
Community water management
Improved opportunities for women
Youth education and cultural identity
Socially just and ecological marketing
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Civil society participation in public policies


Floridablanca, Santander COLOMBIA