A research project in Bahia, Brazil proves remineralization to be an effective adjunct strategy for remote impoverished communities to produce higher yields of quality crops while remaining independent from chemical fertilizers and government subsidies.
The project was implemented by Suzi Huff Theodoro, a geology and sustainability professor at the University of Brasilia. During the 5 years of the project she has been helping remote communities of slave descendants in the Northeastern state of Bahia to increase the nutritional value as well as yields of their crops with rock dust and other natural means.
The film describes the project in further detail, demonstrates various ways of practical application of rock dust, shows some of the highlights and challenges Suzi’s team has faced, and includes interviews with local farmers as well as officials and agricultural professionals. The film also touches on themes of social justice and racial equality, which was one of Suzi’s goals of the project.
More info: http://remineralize.org/blog/magazine/remineralization-in-rural-brazil
Produced by: Remineralize the Earth