THE (SHOCKING)
HISTORY
OF THE FEI
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Shock Doctrine
Green Revolution
Agroecological Movements
Farm Experience Internship (FEI)
Elske Hageraats
Msc. Biology, WUR
Msc. Development and Rural
Innovation, WUR
[email protected]
SHOCK DOCTRINE
/ GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
Brazil: centre-left president João
 US fear the biggest economy of Latin America will follow Cuba
1) Preparation
2) 1964: Militar y coup d'état
(over throw government,
installation Militar y Regime)
backed-up by USA
* Hundreds tor tured & killed
* 50.000 detained
3) Push Through
Free Market Economy &
Green Revolution in Brazil
S e e : ‘ O D i a Q u e D u r o u 21 A n o s ’ .
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtpfl0_tv -brasil-o-dia-que-durou-21-anos-episodio-01-a-conspiracao_shortfilms?start=86
SHOCK DOCTRINE
/ GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE
/ GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
Secret US State Department Documents, declassified since 2014:
http://www.cnv.gov.br/index.php/outros-destaques/498-documentos
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB478/ (English)
SHOCK DOCTRINE
/ GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE
/ GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE
/ GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE /
GREEN REVOLUTION
/
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS / FEI
Introduction agricultural technology, High Yielding Varieties (HYV),
GMO’s, Pesticides & Fertilizers. Up-scaling of family farms.
 Dependent on global free-market economy
(trade, fertilizers, pesticides, water usage, transportation etc.)
 Loss in nutritional value
 Destruction soil life
 Ecological Degradation (Pests increase!)
 Human poisoning
 Loss traditional knowledge & skills
 Industrialised farms outcompete small family farms
 Techniques replace human labour  people forced to slums
 Europe & USA dumped subsidized food & dairy at world market
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS
 Family Farms!
 Local Production!
 Local Markets! (beyond ‘organic’)
/ FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS
“AGROECOLOGY : science, practice, movement
ecological principles, culture, society, local economy
Right to Food, Access to Land, Food Sovereignty
/ FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
Part of the Agroecological Movement took place on Universities in Brazil:
The Estágio Interdisciplinar de Vivência (=FEI)
MAIN GOAL:
 Bridging the gap between:
University Research/Knowledge - Reality and Needs of the Farmers
 see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q86NYVIY3F0
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
CSA:
Community
Supported
Agriculture
(Membership)
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
PAUW
Permaculture
garden
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
SHOCK DOCTRINE / GREEN REVOLUTION /
AGROECOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS /
FEI
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