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Sustainability and Good Living in the Eyes of Family Farmers Settled in the Amazon, North of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Version 1 : Received: 8 May 2019 / Approved: 9 May 2019 / Online: 9 May 2019 (13:05:59 CEST)

How to cite: Gervazio, W.; Pessoa Pereira Bergamasco, S.M.; Moreno-Calles, A.I. Sustainability and Good Living in the Eyes of Family Farmers Settled in the Amazon, North of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Preprints 2019, 2019050115 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0115.v1). Gervazio, W.; Pessoa Pereira Bergamasco, S.M.; Moreno-Calles, A.I. Sustainability and Good Living in the Eyes of Family Farmers Settled in the Amazon, North of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Preprints 2019, 2019050115 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0115.v1).

Abstract

In the Brazilian Amazon, rural settlements are increasingly isolated by large-scale production farms, jeopardizing their sustainability and the good living of family farmers. Works were carried out in settlements to measure sustainability. However, the majority does not consider the participation and the collectively of those involved. In this way, we propose to evaluate, in a collective and participatory way, the sustainability and good living of the SDP São Paulo Rural Settlement, of the northern Amazon of Mato Grosso. We used the didactic-pedagogical method Circle of Sustainability, developed from five points: 1st - circle of investigation of generating themes; 2nd - circle of the history of the subject world; 3rd - circle of diagnosis of rural settlements; 4th - circle of exchange of knowledge; and 5th - circle of sustainable perceptions and narratives. The historical, socioeconomic and cultural characterization of the settlement allowed us to understand how sustainability and good living are being built in the settlement history process. Sustainability and good living are dialectical processes, are under construction, in movement.

Subject Areas

family farming; agroecology; rural settlements; circle of sustainability; agricultural ecology; Paulo Freire; participant research; land reform; generating themes

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