University of Vermont

Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group


José Maria Tardin


Oct 24: Combating Large Landholdings & Agribusiness

Friday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson


Oct 8 Lecture: Food Sovereignty Initiatives in Chiapas, Mexico

Wednesday, October 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

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Cuban Agroecologist to speak at UVM Sept. 12

For more than 20 years, Fernando Funes has maintained that his country’s future agricultural production lies in organic and urban farming. Prior to 1991, Cuba depended to a great extent on the Soviet Union, and since its collapse Fernando has worked hard to promote sustainable agriculture to help Cubans make a living. In 1999, he and Maria del Carmen Pérez received the Right Livelihood Award. He is the lead editor of Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba, published in 2002 by Food First.

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