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The Agroecology Haiku

From a smallholder farmer, with love

 

A peasant with hunger
A proud servant of the earth’s soil
Last spasm of his soul?

 

Cheap food is expensive

Broken food systems
Only yield growth per hectare counts
Bondage so clever

 

Mother earth helps farm
Anesthetised indifference
Planet in ruins

 

These are no peasants
Climate refugees as destiny
Sticky rush for nature


Race to the bottom

No right to a fair price
Feed them leftovers in the dark
Consumers roll the dice


Unloved or simply unknown?

Not just about food
The invisible becomes visible
Biodiversity guardian

 

Not only for nature’s sake

Agro-ecology
More complex than nature docs
Not only nature’s sake…


This is a “green job”
Long before the word was coined
No jobs in return

 

We must get the story straight

Beyond a passion
Food as a gift from their soil
Unconditional devotion


Seeing the Unseen
A new lens for True Value Farming
Win-win for all

 

Agro-ecology
Farm and nature in harmony
Rare recognition

Please visit the link for the article and haikus, by Tomas Declercq, that depicts agroecology with Van Gogh's representations of the peasant workers: http://www.teebweb.org/truevaluefarm/

Photo credits: http://www.teebweb.org/truevaluefarm/


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