100% agroecological MST community conquers settlement in Castro, PR

The Maria Rosa do Contestado camp will be the first in Paraná to be regularized during President Lula's third term

A public area that was previously exploited by agribusiness illegally and using poison, will now be an Agrarian Reform settlement, with 100% agroecological certification. This is the achievement of the families of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in the Maria Rosa do Contestado community, in the municipality of Castro, in the Campos Geral region of Paraná.

The area is made up of around 60 peasant families. Since August 2015, this will be the first agrarian reform settlement created in the state during the third Lula government.

The celebration party will be this Friday (12/15), at the community headquarters, starting at 10 AM, with a community lunch and free barbecue, a Women's Collective product fair, an ecumenical space and a dance. The superintendent of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA-PR), Nilton Bezerra Guedes, and the national president of the Workers' Party (PT) and state deputy for Paraná, Gleisi Hoffmann will be present; in addition to state and regional authorities, members of universities and partner organizations.