Transforming our global food system

We are honoured to have organized a last minute event on Thursday 15 December 2011 with the world renowned speaker, Eric Holt-Gimenez.

The title of this event is “transforming our global food system” and is the first of the new monthly series organised by OtherWise and Boerengroep “Grassroots science: sustainable alternatives from the field”.

Eric Holt Gimenez, Food First, Oakland, California
Convergence in diversity: Food movements and the transformation of our food systems

powerpoint presentation available here
link to his newest book Food Movements: Unite!

 SHORT BIO (source:
Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D. Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D. is the executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy. He is the editor of the recent Food First book, “Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our Food Systems” (2011), co-author of “Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice” (2009), and author of “Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture” (2006). From 1977 to 1998, Eric worked on the ground in Mexico and Central America with the Campesino a Campesino Movement.He then earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the
University of California –Santa Cruz.and carried out a three-country study on “Measuring Farmers’agroecological resistance after Hurricane Mitch in Central America” with 2,000 peasant-researchers. He has taught Development Studies at the University of California in Berkeley and Santa Cruz, and for the Boston University Honors Program in Global Ecology.Prior to coming to Food First he was Latin America Program Manager for the Bank Information Center in Washington D.C.