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Salutogenesis-Peasant-to-Peasant: a methodology for health promotion of populations exposed to pesticides

Pedro Henrique Barbosa de Abreu Herling Gregorio Aguilar Alonzo About the authors


The study aimed to present an experience of methodology for Health Promotion of populations exposed to pesticides. This is a methodological experience report carried out with peasants from Lavras (MG), Brazil, through action-research, between May and September 2017. Structured by the theoretical and practical basis of the Salutogenesis paradigm and the social methodology of Peasant-to-Peasant of dissemination of agroecology, the methodology proposed permits the development of the Sense of Coherence of the peasants and the availability of the agroecological resources present in the rural communities, introducing itself as a tool for actions and researches in similar contexts in other Brazilian localities.

Health promotion; Community development; Sustainable agriculture; Food production; Agrochemicals

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