Alison Blay-Palmer

Dr. Erin Nelson, led an agro-ecology workshop with participants from Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, the US and Canada

The workshop will bring experts from Latin America and Cuba to discuss the practice of agroecology, which involves farming practices designed to, for example, increase biodiversity and improve long-term soil health. Agroecology has a lot in common with what is referred to as “sustainability” in North America. In addition to ecological considerations, agroecology is also often linked to the concept of food sovereignty, which focuses on people having the power to make decisions about their food systems. Although the language may be different between the north and south, the objective is a common one – to create food systems that are more ecologically sustainable, and both socially and economically just.
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