Caring for life: Quindío’s seed custodians

This week we meet with Antonio Arbeláez, a former resident of a Colombian city who one day decided to return to the countryside and adopt a new identity: that of “ neocampesino ”, that is, a person who works in the fields and agriculture without initially that would have been his trade or profession. He began practicing agroecology but was soon faced with a harsh reality: “Without seeds there is no agroecology” and ours are in danger. That is why for 10 years, together with 45 other people, they have been part of a network that is dedicated to caring for life, carrying out a very particular task: they are custodians of native and creole seeds in the department of Quindío (Colombia).

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