A Taste of the Latin American Agroecological Revolution, Sep 5

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA) in collaboration with the Berkeley Food Institute and Food First announces a public event to interact with leading agroecologists from Brasil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Our visitors will update us on the agroecological technical and policy advances in various countries and the challenges to achieve food sovereignity in the midst of a globalized economy, corporate control of the food system and climate change.

The expansion of agroecology in Latin America has initiated an interesting process of cognitive, technological and socio-political innovation, intimately linked to the new political scenarios such as the emergence of progressive governments and resistance movements of peasants and indigenous people. Thus the new agroecological scientific and technological paradigm is being built in constant reciprocity with social movements and political processes.