A Possible and Necessary Harmonic Argentina

Democratic participation, without bias and in pursuit of a specific objective, allows us to transform structures, behaviors, institutions, places from the bottom up, adapting to evolving needs and contexts, which are not always predictable.

The initiative Argentina Harmonica is a call to action and simultaneous thinking of many people with different views due to their social role, as well as in partisan politics. The harmonic, it is not the denial of differencesOn the contrary, it is linked to the overcoming conception that can promote politics: where there is a problem there is a struggle of interests, but, in the long run; where there is a problem there must be a solution and that solution is sustained if it is the fruit of a new social subject, of a new “We”.

From the Argentina Harmonica initiative we propose an administration of the present with a view to the future. We know that governments often seem exclusively dedicated to managing the present. That is the image because no one escapes from the present. Countries come without inventory benefit. A new government arrives and has to take over the debt generated in our country by the previous government. We know that governments pass and the State remains. Expenses pass and debts remain. For this reason, our duty is not only to suture and heal what they left us, but we believe that it corresponds to us to produce thinking about what we leave to the new generations.

Our objetive? A more federal country, more developed, more sustainable, more sovereign, egalitarian and with its people more empowered. Its alot? Politics cannot stop being utopian, because reality sometimes has little to offer us. We are convinced that without dreams, there is no future.

The property in the Parque del Oeste neighborhood was a garbage dump. Neighbors could not enter because the drug dealers had taken over the place. The Municipality, with the leadership of the mayor Mariel Fernandez, put the State at the service of the people and today it is a neighborhood that is being rebuilt from the material and from a renewed popular organization.

That recent history is a concrete project in which those of us who subscribed this article participate together with Miguel Gómez, secretary of Family Agriculture, Gringo Castro representing the UTEP, the Mariano Moreno cooperative and the Bishop of Moreno, among others.

It should be noted that the diet of suburban families tends to have a strong deficit of the nutrients provided by vegetables, which especially affects children in their growth stage, conditioning their educability. And now from this place, where waste used to accumulate, food of excellent quality is going to come out at a fair price.

The utopia that helps us walk is that by uniting popular knowledge and technical-academic knowledge, the Mariano Moreno Cooperative can produce on a scale capable of satisfying the vegetable consumption needs of 10,000 people from Moreno.

If we can replicate this experience in different parts of the country, we will generate genuine work for men and women linked to family farming, integrated into other forms of production, putting technology at the service of humans, oriented towards consumption and export.

These small experiences are the small steps, with which we walk forward, with the desire to build that virtuous circle, that synergy, that helps to put Argentina on its feet.

* Pilu Giraudo is a member of Aapresid.

* Gustavo Grobocopatel is an agricultural producer.

* Fernando “Chino” Navarro is Secretary for Parliamentary, Institutional and Civil Society Policies of the Chief of Cabinet.

Enrique Palmeiro is a member of the Technical Exchange Network with the Popular Economy.

* Cintia Sequeira is a member of the Mariano Moreno Cooperative.

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