Since the origins of agriculture, around 10,000 years ago, being a farmer has meant observing, experimenting and living a close relationship with cultivated plants. There are farmers who have decided to recover and strengthen the ancient link between human being and plants. They respect and exceed tradition, promoting innovation and taking care the quality of the products instead of the quantity of the harvest. There is a global phenomenon that also affects cultivated plants. It is the loss of biodiversity. To fight against this risk, farmers, agronomists, scientists, small seed companies, environmentalists and consumers have joint together and they are now part of a network.
This work aims to draw a portrait of some of these agricultural communities operating on European territory.
This work has been assigned to me by the European Union project called Dynaversity, funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation framework programme.