Historically, farmers have been an engine in the development of world economies. Recent studies show that farmers are still the prime agents in charge of caring for the Earth and the health of human beings. In this sense, the role of the rural world will be crucial to resolving some of our major challenges today and to begin to sketch a better future. It is said that the countryside should be capable of designing new pathways that reconcile production, quality, the environment, the economy and sociology. However, we should also admit that without a new agrarian culture and a new view of the rural world, nothing can be done.
Experts’ conclusions stress that our health and the sustainability of the planet are hanging by a very thin thread. Yet this thread is in our hands and primarily requires us to value, appreciate and respect rural settings.
A visit to the museum ends with a kaleidoscope that simulates the immensity of the world. Aware of all the challenges, the MVR has shared a variety of vantage points on the issue with the desire to contribute to a debate which continues to be thoroughly relevant in the early decades of the 21st century.