Watch the Documentary on Remineralization in Rural Brazil
RTE has released a documentary about a research project proving remineralization to be an effective and sustainable strategy for producing higher yields and nutrient dense crops in remote Brazilian communities. Click “Read more” to watch the video in Portuguese with English subtitles.
In the magazine section of RTE’s blog we recently published an article titled Remineralization in Rural Brazil describing the exciting research project 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 project supported these communities to remain independent from expensive and unsustainable chemical fertilizers, as well as government subsidies, while generating enough surplus to enter the local market.
RTE has also produced a short documentary about the project, which we are proudly presenting here. 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.