Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
Terra Viva
This description of Alexandro Silva Chaves's work was prepared when Alexandro Silva Chaves was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
Alexandro Silva Chaves is demonstrating the social, environmental and economic viability of family-scale agriculture. He is consolidating agroecology farming methods and proving their economic viability in order to keep families on their land and increase their access to markets and lines of financing.
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