NEPerma UFSC participation in IPC14

26/11/2022 18:07

Presentation of results on the construction of permaculture in Brazilian academia.

The International Permaculture Convergence is a hybrid event, held biannually, which includes conferences and the convergence between people who practice permaculture.

The IPC14 had the massive presence of permaculturists representing the Abya Yala peoples, such as the Guarani, representing the originally people and permaculturists from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In smaller number, participants from the USA and Italy.

The event was a good opportunity to learn about other global initiatives promoted by the international movement, including the representativeness of the peoples of Abya Yala showing the diversity of permacultures developed in Latin America.

Arthur Nanni (NEPerma/UFSC), presented the lecture “Building permaculture in the Brazilian academy”, which addressed the progress of NEPerma/UFSC and the NEPerma Network Brazil, showing the actions developed aiming the popularization of permaculture in the Brazilian territory and for Portuguese-speaking countries.

Arthur, Antonio, Anna, and Alessandro. Permaculturists who work for the insertion of permaculture in academia.

Another important topic discussed involves the creation of paths for the insertion of permaculture in academia, with other international partners who are in the same objective, such as Anna Bartoli and Alessandro Villella , both from Italian Accademia of Permaculture and Antonio Morreti, professor at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional – Facultad Regional Delta in Argentina.

Permaculture already has a degree course in Mexico and is present in postgraduate programs, such as Specialization in permaculture, offered at UFSC. Debates on the agenda focused on the development of a unified minimum curriculum for the Abya Yala countries, also seeking to represent our actions in the global academic scenario.

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Permaculture on academia in discussion

14/12/2018 17:11

Arthur Nanni presenting results of UFSC Permaculture Study Group Photo: Paolo Martins.

The UFSC Permaculture Study Group (NEPerma) participated on 2º Permaculture, Agroecology and environmental education Seminar, promoted by Permacultura Lab institute and Environmental education from “El Sur” Group (GEASur). The event happened at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State.

It was presented by NEPerma the results of six years on teaching, research and extension. “Permaculture on academia” was the theme developed. Arthur Nanni talked a synthesis about permaculture initiatives on universities around world and Brazil scenarios, highlighting the results and products generated by NEPerma/UFSC.

Borned in academic environment on 70’s, permaculture as a grassroots movement, is now widespread around world and present in more than 150 countries, linked basically to farms and institutes. In the past decade, a brew of teaching, research processes and application of several techniques, brings permaculture back to the academia, recognized as a holistic and socio-environmental science. Its recent insertion on academia is providing advances on adoption of its philosophy for environmental education and social organization on a sustainable way.

The discussion of insertion of permaculture on academia agenda is not a recent and involves different and important aspects. One of them, is about permaculture movement/science institutionalization to beyond traditional institutes and farms, that supposes a weakening of anarchical and self management way of development originally purposed by permaculture. The NEPerma’s researchers are working on it discussion and understands the role of academia on permaculture promotion, as a technical-scientific supporter, looking for improving teaching methods and pedagogical instruments, as well as to validate scientifically used processes and techniques of land management. Thus, it is aiming strengthen through research, teaching and extension actions for both, permaculture movement and science, following such as the agroecology development on Brazilian universities and it several undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

The Permaculture on academia lecture’s content is described on article Building permaculture on Brazilian academy [in Portuguese], published recently.

More information about the Seminar and Instituto Permacultura lab [in Portuguese].


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