Family Farming in Brazil and USA

While scientists and policy makers struggle to find ideas to combat the global food crisis, cases where family farmers themselves have devised solutions, some of which are both sustainable and highly productive, continue to emerge. Despite the promise of these initiatives, they are commonly overlooked. Sergio Schneider, Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, will talk about how family farmers in Brazil have been able to resist the forces that have brought other farmers, especially those in Western Europe, to their knees. Cornelia Butler Flora and Jan Flora, both professors at the Iowa State University, will present examples of successful community based  family farming alternatives in the United States.

Time: Thursday April 5 at 19:30
Place: Forum building Wageningen
Organisation: this lecture is part of Grassroots Science, organised by Otherwise and Boerengroep
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