This is discussion about Sistema Mandalla de Produção Integrada..
O que seria um obstáculo para o seu projeto não ser bem sucedido?
Os saberes popular da agricultura estão sendo esquecidos e substituídos pela base monocultura cada vez mais predatória, pois gera desertificação, fome e miséria, e ainda surge o paternalismo e assistencialismo governamental atraves das diversas bolsas família.O sistema Mandalla de Produção alcança seu sucesso quando trazemos de volta para o homem do campo a ideia da agricultura familiar, em que há o suprimento das necessidades básicas e com os excedentes a pratica do mercado justo. Alcançamos este ideal através da formação do homem do campo em empreendedores rurais.Com isso estaremos transformando a agricultura familiar em um negócio economicamente viável, socialmente responsável e ambientalmente sustentável.
The traditional knowledge in agriculture is under threat and is being substituted by plantation systems that are predatory, as they generate desertification, hunger, poverty, as well as a paternalistic and assistive posture of the government via different cash transfer programs (Family Stipend Program).
The Mandalla Producion System achieved its objectives when it brings back to rural families the idea of family agriculture. A family agriculture that supplies their basic needs and that generates surpluses to be trade in a fair trade market. We reached this vision via the education of the rural people as rural entrepreneurs. With that, we are transforming the family agriculture in a economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable business.
(...)We believe that the Mandalla Production technology offers an alternative solution for the Brazilin social problems, such as growing rural migration to outskirts of urban areas, economic stagnation of small municipalities that live out of retirement payments or social assistance programs, and the under-nutrition caused by lack of access to basic food supply. The idea is to keep rural families in their rural farms by channeling the required information to make a rational use of their natural resources: water and soil, and employing appropriate technologies that combine scientific and popular (traditional) knowledge.
On July 10, 2009 the judges reviewed the entries for the Changemakers “Cultivating Innovations: Solutions for Rural Communities” competition and would like to pass on the following feedback (listed below) for your entry. Thank you for applying and for your hard work in the field. We are excited to archive your entry to serve as a leading solution for the worldwide community of innovators. We wish you continued luck with your innovative, sustainable, and socially impactful initiatives.
All the best, The Changemakers Team
“I loved this initiative! It had solid foundations with a transparent idea of how to be sustainable right from the start. I liked that there was a clear focus on rebuilding not only the soil quality but also citizenship. This is a fundamental element to rebuilding citizenship within rural communities. Through these kinds of social venues you can build something tremendous and valuable and the author of this initiative is sensitive to this.
“I champion this initiative as a model for small agricultural properties because it manages to extract so much out of so little. This creative initiative should be a model to inspire others in Brazil and other parts of the world where there is shortage of land by the opportunities to alleviate poverty through organic farming and diversity of products. It is a win-win solution that works!”
“The most impressive element of this initiative was the quantification of success factor. The qualitative and quantitative metrics were well defined and painted a clear picture of what success would look like. This transparency of objectives and initiated goals was unique among the various entrants. This planning confirms my belief that this initiative shows promise of sustainability.”
- Changemakers “Cultivating Innovations: Solutions for Rural Communities” Judges: TED, General Mills, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, StuffedandStarved.org, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research).