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Farmers in Brazil’s Cerrado cotton on to the benefits of agroecology

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Mongabay (India)

Publication Date
2022-01-04

“I was born in the country, at home — not in a hospital,” Gaspar Gonçalves do Amaral says proudly. For Amaral, home is the municipality of Arinos in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, part of the Cerrado grassland that’s watered by the Urucuia and Paracatu rivers. Back then, Amaral says, growing cotton was the main source of income for his family in this farming community: his grandfather worked the fields, and his grandmother was a weaver.

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https://news.mongabay.com/2022/01/farmers-in-brazils-cerrado-cotton-on-to-the-benefits-of-agroecology/