“There is a need for strategies that lead to the revitalization of small and medium sized farms, and point the way towards the reshaping of the entire agricultural policy and food system in ways that are economically viable to farmers and consumers. Currently proposed “sustainable intensification” in agriculture is ideologically buttressed by intellectual projects to reframe and redefine agroecology by stripping it of its political and social content and promoting the wrong notion that agro-ecological methods can co-exist alongside the aggressive expansion of transgenic crops and agrofuels. Many environmental and advocacy groups privilege those with access to capital and perpetuate an “agriculture of the poor for the rich”. The technological determinism that the organic agriculture movement emphasizes, through development and dissemination of low-input or appropriate technologies, is not only naïve but also dangerous, as it assumes these technologies in themselves have the capability of initiating beneficial social changes.
Join Miguel A . Altieri, one of the leading voices in agricultural sustainability, and gain insights on how agroecology can provide sound solutions to the current global challenge of food security and agricultural sustainability worldwide.”
hacia la resiliencia y soberania alimentaria
La revolución agroecológica en Latino América: Hacia la resiliencia y soberanía alimentaria
Cuarta conferencia magistral del IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Agroecología SOCLA, realizado en Lima, Perú en la Universidad Agraria La Molina UNALM
Conferencia introductoria al congreso, presentada por el Dr. Miguel Altieri, presidente de SOCLA Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología.
Evento organizado por la Ing. Saray Siura, presidenta del comité organizador del IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Agroecología, que se celebrará en el mes de setiembre en Lima, Perú
2012 Quivira Coalition Conference
Quivira Coalition Conference, produced by LivingWebFilms.com – This year’s 11th Quivira Coalition Conference in Albuquerque, NM on Nov 14th, 2012 was focused on How to Feed Nine Billion People From the Ground Up: Soil, Seeds, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests, Organics, and People. In this conference, Quivira Coalition explored a variety of innovative practices that are already successfully intensifying food production while preserving, maintaining, and restoring the natural world. Speakers shared their hands-on experience and ideas for feeding all life – from the ground up.
Quivira Coalition Conference, Dr. Miguel Altieri – Plants, 2012
Dr. Miguel Altieri has has been a Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley, CA since 1981 in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management Agroeco.org and Berkeley. Dr. Altieri served as a Scientific Advisor to the Latin American Consortium on Agroecology and Development (CLADES) Chile an NGO network promoting agroecology as a strategy for small farm sustainable development in the region. He also served for 4 years as the General Coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme’s Sustainable Agriculture Networking and Extension Programme which aimed at capacity building on agroecology among NGOs and the scaling-up of successful local sustainable agricultural initiatives in Africa, Latin America and Asia.