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MIGA organiza el 3er Simposio Gastronómico TAMBO 2014

“FORTALECIENDO LA CULTURA GASTRONÓMICA REGIONAL DESDE LA AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR”.

Con la participación de importantes figuras de la gastronomía nacional e internacional y bajo el lema “Fortaleciendo la cultura gastronómica regional desde la agricultura familiar”, los días 16, 17 y 18 de Septiembre se llevará a cabo la tercera versión del Simposio Gastronómico TAMBO.
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El Simposio TAMBO 2014, realizado con el objetivo de generar y promover foros de discusión sobre producción familiar, gastronomía y biodiversidad, tendrá lugar en el Hotel Casa Grande de la Ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia (Calle 16 de Calacoto) y contará con la presencia de representantes de los diferentes sectores que conforman la cadena alimentaria (productores, transformadores, cocineros) que durante tres días intercambiarán opiniones sobre la importancia de la producción familiar y su contribución a la gastronomía y la cultura culinaria.

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Manq´a suma aliados en beneficio de l@s jóvenes alteños

Con el objetivo de formar jóvenes gastrónomos en la ciudad de El Alto, que revaloricen los alimentos locales, nutritivos y ecológicos de Bolivia, y a su vez tengan una visión emprendedora, ICCO Cooperación, Melting Pot y la Universidad Pública de El Alto (UPEA), firmaron un convenio interinstitucional que permitirá implementar una de las 12 escuelas gastronómicas MANQ’A, brindando una alternativa de crecimiento y mejor futuro a la juventud alteña.

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Slavery 2.0 – “Slavery has never stopped, and will not stop soon either”

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Clearly visible within 1 kilometer from the island Da Maré , Salvador Bazil, is an old sugar cane plantation. A plantation where in former days slaves were employed. On the island Da Maré have nowadays settled communities of Quilombolas, ex slaves. Every day they are reminded of the slave trade a long time ago, and the inequality is still painfully noticeable in society. Also to Marizelia and Eliete, the fisher women we follow in the broadcasts in cooperation with partner CESE, Dutch broadcast channel EO Metterdaad and Kerk in Actie.

Inequality in Brazil

On the 23rd of August, UNESCO promotes a yearly International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Although Brazil was the first country to abolish slave trade in 1888, around 4 million African slaves were brought to Brazil in a period for over 300 years to work in mines, sugar- and tabaco plantations. The inequality is still visible in today’s Brazilian society. De richest 10 % of the Brazilians earn 40 times more than the poorest 10%; almost 70% of the Brazilians living in poverty is black or tinted; whites find a job more easily and get paid more; the chance that a black child dies before the age of 5 is twice as high as a white child; and half of the population is not connected to the sewage system. There are many facts to be mentioned here, but the inequality may already be clear.

Violation of Quilombolas’ rights

The Quilombolas on the island, working as artisanal fishermen, also (still) experience the unrighteous inequality in their struggle for public facilities and a safe and healthy working and living environment. The island lacks a sewage system, education and health services. But even worse, the large refineries poison their work environment and endanger the health of the fisher men and women. It is time to raise more awareness on their struggle, a struggle that is too often being silenced by the governmental institutions and private sector. A true violation of human rights.

Raising awareness

Kerk in Actie, Dutch partner of the ICCO Cooperation, and Dutch broadcast channel EO Metterdaad, went to Brazil to support the Quilombolas in their struggle. They financially, strategically and emotionally supported the lobby activities of the Quilombolas and the Movimiento de Pescadores e Pescadoras Artesenais (http://mpppeloterritorio.blogspot.com/), raising not only awareness in Salvador, Brazil, but also awareness and funds in The Netherlands. The broadcasts focus on the strength of these people. People that are so combative because they are done with the violation of their rights and want the best for their children, their grandchildren..

More information

The broadcasts were shown on Dutch television for three weeks since the 31st of July. The broadcasts can be seen here (in Dutch and Portuguese): http://www.eo.nl/algemeen/metterdaad/artikel-detail/artikel/metterdaad-tv-brazilie-1/

If you would like to know about the background of the Quilombolas, read this publication of our partner CESE: http://www.cese.org.br/site/wp-content/uploads/QUILOMBOLAS-RIGHTS.pdf

Quote: father Marizelia, June 2014

Nega vissen 1 marisceros JW filmt ElieteJW filmt Marizelia en haar nicht vissen schoonmaken Kids op het erf achter huis Marizelias ouders. Dit zijn een soort 'sociale woningen' die de Quilombolas door lobby hebben verkregen van de overheid voor armere Quil. IMG_2675 IMG_2246 IMG_2279 hier heeft Marizelia een mandje ter water gelaten ter nagedachtenis aan de overledenen door de vervuiling. ook met campagnepapieren van de MPP om te laten zien dat strijd doorg IMG_2319 IMG_2576 'protest' ging gepaard met veel typische lokale muziekafbeelding klaar met de milieudelicten zonder straf2 wapperen banner, muziek op toeristisch plein bij elevador3banner, in defende of the fishing territories jongeren op eiland, huphollandhup