Henry Picado Cerdas

ORA Latin America / Costa Rica

Project: The Agroecologist. Peasant Magazine

A magazine as a mobilizing axis for the agro-ecological transition in Central America.

La Agroecóloga is a space for content generation (text, audio, and video) to systematize critical perspectives and reflections on agroecology, but it goes further, we want to contribute from reflection and activism, but also from the organizational community perspective.

La Agroecóloga is a self-managed editorial project directed by Henry Picado, linked to the Biodiversity Coordination Network Association (RCB), a formal grassroots organization where farmers, ecologists, and academics from public universities come together. The task of the RCB focuses on generating research on different phenomena related to public policies on biodiversity and the communities that depend on it.

The magazine La Agroecóloga was created in 2017, it has two versions: digital and printed. Printed numbers seem important to us to reach communities where internet access is limited or nonexistent. We have created four issues that range from general conception of the agro-ecology, seeds, rural feminism, technical, legal and social approaches to this topic.

Please consult our printed version at (http://agroecologa.org/publicaciones/ and our weekly reports and content available on the web for free.

Aim: Strengthening of research work and publication in agroecology at three levels: local, national, and regional.

Henry is a beekeeper and farmer, an environmental activist, and an active content producer on the environmental and climate debate in Central America. Henry has been executive president of the Costa Rican Federation for the Conservation of Nature (FECON), president of the Biodiversity Coordination Network Association and the Green Block collective.

Henry is also an editorial member of the magazine Biodiversidad sustento y culturas (https://www.biodiversidadla.org/Revista). Latin American publication with more than 25 years dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity, the impact of new biotechnologies, patents and public policies are part of our coverage. It includes experiences and proposals in Latin America, and seeks to be a link between those who work for the popular management of biodiversity, cultural diversity and self-government, especially local communities: indigenous and Afro-American women and men, peasants, fishermen and small producers.

In recent years, Henry has dedicated himself to forging the magazine La Agroecóloga with content and critical reflections on agriculture, climate chaos, the defense of territories, the struggles of communities and organizations against capitalist destruction and dispossession.

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