Filter by Region
Filter by Country
Filter by Topics
Ashoka Fellow since mai 1990
Marilena Lazzarini, who helped create Sao Paulo's first government consumer agency, is now working to build a model private consumer defense group. Success in South America's biggest business center, enormously important in itself, will also encourage others across the continent to follow.Lire la suite
Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2000
Luiz Geraldo de Oliveira Moura is offering Brazil's small farmers an alternative way of growing and selling produce that guarantees their livelihood while protecting the environment. By helping them convert to organic farming and linking them directly with consumers, he is transforming an important...Lire la suite
Mário Gurjão is using his business background to help citizen organizations harness their productive potentials and solve their financial problems. Using the Internet, Mário is not only training organizations to market and distribute their products; he is also increasing consumers' investment in and...Lire la suite
Ashoka Fellow since juil 2008
Jérôme Deconinck a participé à la création de Terre de Liens, qui mobilise l’investissement solidaire et le don pour permettre l’installation d’agriculteurs créant des fermes biologiques et freiner la désertification qui menace de vastes zones rurales. Le but : maintenir une agriculture à...
In an effort to counter the rising industrialization of organic agriculture, Laércio Meirelles has developed a participatory approach to organic certification, placing greater control in the hands of small-scale farmers.Lire la suite
The global food supply chain is broken. Low-cost food is subsidized through a process of externalizing costs that serves only the largest multinational organizations and creates negative environmental and social impacts. Small producers around the world are seeing their way of living jeopardized...Lire la suite
Ashoka Fellow since avr 2009
DÉVELOPPER L’AGRO-ÉCOLOGIE POUR ASSURER L’AUTONOMIE ALIMENTAIRE ET UN LIEN DURABLE HOMME / NATURE
Pierre Rabhi interroge l’industrialisation galopante de l’agriculture et ses pratiques intensives qui n’assurent pourtant pas l’autonomie alimentaire, et au contraire...
Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009
Pionnier du commerce équitable en grande distribution avec Alter Eco, Tristan a ouvert le marché des produits compensés carbone via l’Insetting avec PUR Projet. PUR Projet accompagne les entreprises et collectivités...
Although Brazil struggled with issues of severe malnutrition in the past, since the 1990s obesity among children has become an increasingly alarming but unreported problem. Vera Perino is transforming the way Brazilian society perceives and addresses obesity by looking at both its causes and...Lire la suite