Seeds keepers in Argentina and Brazil: comparing experiences

Ethol Exime, Gustavo Federico Apablaza, Érica Rodrigues, Fernando Santos da Silva, Wilson João Zonin


Creole seeds have been used by family farmers to expand their productive autonomy and food security, to contribute to the strengthening of agroecological production. The nature of this study is qualitative, and the comparative methodology is used to discuss the data of the two unstructured interviews of the keepers in Brazil and Argentina. The objective is to discuss the strengthening of food sovereignty aiming at the importance of the seed keepers experiences in the Cities of Wanda, the State of Misiones, Argentina and Marechal Candido Rondon-PR in Brazil. It aims to answer the following question: How can seed keepers reduce food insecurity from the perspective of sustainability? It is concluded that sustainability is part of the life of seed keepers, and agroecology innovations serve to improve this process and adapt to reality, without exceeding the biophysical limits of nature. The seeds keepers in Argentina and Brazil have the same ideas of how to produce and the reasons that we should be more sustainable, cultivate with love, even with a large difference in the number of hectares.


Open innovation; seed nets; Argentina-Brazil; food sovereignty; agroecology and sustainability.

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DOI: 10.3895/rbpd.v12n3.17144


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