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Finding the Acupoints

  • Angela Hilmi


This chapter explores the possibility to develop an investment model dedicated to agroecology and peasant farming, in a way that can benefit local communities. It describes an innovative conceptual approach to financing individual and collective investments, based on royalty on revenue and risk-sharing, with farmers on the driver seat of decision-making. This chapter presents the explorations of a team of international experts who tried to develop collaborative agreements with financial institutions, to test the model and get proof of concept, with a view of creating a world peasant fund for global impact. It tells the story of a pilot project implemented in Africa in 2015, in Mozambique, with a farmer association, Alfredo Namitete, and recounts the way in which the finding of the inner inflection or acupoints, and the reweaving of relationships and connections, has triggered waves of transformations for the association members and their leaders.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Hilmi
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  1. 1.Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR)Coventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Ryton Organic GardensRyton-on-DunsmoreUK

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