Sociocultural Olhar for the promotion of agroecological rural extension in the Amazon.


The United Nations Organization supports agriculture as a heritage of humanity and Agroecology as a viable tool for the promotion and maintenance of the right to food sovereignty. Julga is important, from a scientific point of view, to know the agroecosystems and their social actors. Foram accompanied and described practices of agricultural technical assistance offered to farmers in the region of the Tríplice Fronteira Amazonica (Peru, Brazil and Colombia), through the method Participant Observation in activities offered by the Fundación Caminos de Identidad (FUCAI) and by the Fundação Nacional do Índio (FUNAI) ). The interventions witnessed had a sociocultural approach and promoted community autonomy. It suggests that technical assistance models with a sociocultural look, sensitive to local realities and focused on the promotion of community autonomy reflect positively, not in the communities where they are applied, as also in all Amazonian territories.

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Ruth Chaparro: "The struggle of women is won hand in hand with men"

To overcome the violence and inequality that affects women around the world, the Colombian activist and defender of Human Rights, Ruth Chaparro, affirms that "it is urgent to educate men in respect" and to work with the whole of society. "This women's fight is won hand in hand with men, we will not be able to do it alone," she added in an interview with Vatican News.

Among the numerous effects that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused in the world, the increase in violence against women is alarmingly worrying. A situation that is closely known to those who work tirelessly in defense of Human Rights, especially in favor of the most vulnerable groups in society.

In this context, Vatican News interviewed Ruth Consuelo Chaparro : Colombian social communicator and human rights activist, who works with indigenous peoples throughout the country, and also in other Latin American countries.

- As a first approximation worldwide, it should be noted that around 70% of the people who work in health are women. This means that it is a highly exposed group, for example, to the spread of Covid-19. On the other hand, in some countries more than 60% of women, girls and adolescents work in the so-called "informal economy" associated with low income. Bearing in mind that violence against women has grown during the pandemic, how would you describe the reality of women in Colombia and in what situations are women most vulnerable?

The situation is diverse because there are some groups of privileged women but the vast majority are in unequal conditions.

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