August Editorial

 

Dear members and friends of KULIMA.

 

Since 1974, when I arrived in Mozambique in January, due to my social formation, I concentrated my attention on the life of rural communities, their habits and customs, on the analysis of their potential for growth, convinced that grow, the situation of poverty and eternal exploited would gradually change to a more dignified life.

43 years have passed and the situation has not changed. From the countryside, most young people flee to the cities, convinced that by remaining in the countryside, they will continue to be poor, to be exploited, to be prevented from growing, taking advantage of all the wealth that the countryside would give.

Government programs have been elaborated and carried out periodically, and as a terminal patient, the rural communities live on subsistence, periodically closing their financial resources, for each season to start afresh, without accumulating wealth and well-being.

Pessimistic view? Not real.

The countryside continues to be enjoyed and the peasants do not cultivate consciences of their powers, of their potentialities, which if well exploited would satisfy everyone. The peasants, for the respect they have always had culturally, continue to thank for the crumbs of programs that take place in the countryside. They thank for everything from the water source, the improved latrines, the arrival of electricity, the construction of a school and a health post. They always thank the great ones, who once remembered them, unaware that these interventions are the fruit of what the land offers. The great, the rich, came mostly from Earth, but they consider it only as an instrument for their own enrichment and nothing else.

And they continue to thank ... and it will continue this way if we do not reverse the situation! If the peasants do not open their eyes and fiddle with all the potential they have in activity for the benefit of them all.

I would therefore like to propose to all the KULIMA delegations, constituted in Study Groups, to organize a Community study in the Community on the THEME that I will present below:

 

WHY ARE RURAL VILLAGES AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF INDIGENDANCE

DOES IT GROW SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY?

 

HOW CAN WE FIND FORMS OF RURAL GROWTH?

 

THE FIELD SHOULD DESTROY YOUR POTENTIALITIES, UNTIL THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY IS ACHIEVED!

 

 

Questions:

• How to understand this THEME? Studies of your potential!

• How to engage those who have the capacity to produce?

• What steps should be taken to start this Community Local Development process?

 

Steps to take:

1. Constitution and training of a team specializing in socio-economic research

2. Definition of the model region to consider for Research.

3. Preparation of the material for the Research.

4. Definition of Direct Research Subjects

5. Direct Research Areas

6. Elaboration of the research draft

7. Confrontation of the Direct Subjects of the Research

8. Elaboration of a concrete program of Community Development.

9. Search for Partnerships

10. Implementation of the Program

 

Analysis of Rural Potentialities to be activated in order to create sustainable economic growth:

a) Long-term conservation agriculture

b) Cattle breeding

c) Development of Fisheries and Fisheries

d) Solidarity tourism

e) Development of Community Specialties

f) Arborization and fruiting (!)

g) Crafts

h) Springs of mineral water

i) Mines

j) Foreign investments (%)

k) Other:

 

Can we participate in this process? Can we make a contribution to this? The invitation is open to all!

 


 

 Kind Regards

Domenico Liuzzi

Kulima's National Director

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