After an exciting lecture series of Studium Generale, debates whether we need farmers or not, it is time for the next step! Hanny van Geel (La Via Campesina) will explain us all about agroecology as a practice and a movement.
Moreover we will go beyond theory and inspire you with the story of the Farm Experience Internship: an official university course about agroecology, set up by students! The concept of the FEI started as part of a agroecological movement in Brasil, where it’s called Estágio Interdisciplinar de Vivência (EIV). Three years ago this idea of setting up a course yourself was brought to Wageningen by Heitor Teixeira, a student from Brasil.
More info from Hanny van Geel:
More info on agroecology:
‘Het Echte Werk’ (booklet about agroecological farmers – in Dutch)
Miguel Altieri on Agroecology (video)
A conversation with Miguel Altieri (document)
The Estágio Interdisciplinar de Vivência (EIV) in Brasil: