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News | Rural Women: How to sustainably farm Mother Earth, the Cooperative way

Monday 17 November 2014

AMFAR, the association of rural women and families, visited the Almería sustainable farming model on a study visit to understand how biological control (non-pesticides, using “good” bugs and other organic methods) can contribute to high volume production of healthy food in a sustainable manner. 

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They visited the experimental farm of ANECOOP, a well known Spanish Cooperative where such practices are developed, tested and then put to use for member farmers. As well, the visited AgroBio, which is a company dedicated to producing the insects which help to control pests and disease. This methodology is used extensively in the Almería agricultural cooperative community. Not only are the products safe, but human health of farm workers and families is improved as well as the effects for the environment. Cooperative funded research and development, brought about by committed cooperative leadership, has been fundamental in creating a sustainable agricultural system.

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