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Record number 537481
Title Reassembling nature and culture: Resourceful farming in Araponga, Brazil
Author(s) Berg, Leonardo van den; Roep, Dirk; Hebinck, Paul; Teixeira, Heitor Mancini
Source Journal of Rural Studies 61 (2018). - ISSN 0743-0167 - p. 314 - 322.
Department(s) Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Rural Sociology
Sociology of Development and Change
Farming Systems Ecology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Abstract This article highlights the emergence of a regenerative, agroecological mode of agriculture following the ongoing process of experimentation and learning by a settlement of landless people and farm workers. It examines how they engaged anew with ‘nature’ and generated resourceful farming practices as a result of a threefold process of cultural re-appreciation, a re-grounding in local natural resources and a political-economic re-positioning towards prevailing regimes in policies, markets and technologies. We argue that the construction of resourceful farming culminates around: finding and forging productive alignments with non-human nature such as weeds, trees and mychorrizal fungi, viewing the contribution of non-human nature not only in terms of their value as a commodity, but as adding value in many different ways and building a socio-material resource base and an institutional setting that allows farmers to farm more autonomously.
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