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Training young agroecologists: the Latin American example

Based on the inspiration and pedagogy of the Brazilian educator Paolo Freire, the first Latin America Institute of Agroecology (IALA) was set up in Venezuela in 2006 with the backing of former President Hugo Chavez. Since then a continental network of agroecology schools has followed in Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Mexico,...

NSC Spanish classes starting Mon 12 Sept

Weekly classes on zoom starting Monday 12th September If you want to learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour, the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign is the place for you! Term dates: 12 Sep 2022  – 28 Nov  2022 We will be teaching : Beginners – NEW Beginners – CONTINUING Beginners Plus Cost for the term: £85 for one course...

Peasant feminism: the rights of rural women

'Peasant feminism' is a term that first emerged from the Women's Assemblies of La Via Campesina (LVC) in 2013 with the drafting of a document entitled ‘Peasant and Popular Feminism.’ Peasant feminism distinguishes itself from what LVC sees as 'urban feminism' in that it is rooted in the rural environment and...

Training the next generation of agroecologists

The future of healthy, sustainable agriculture is in the hands of young people and the way forward is through agroecology. Dionys Melgara, Rural Workers Association (ATC) The first Latin American Agroecological Institute (IALA) was set up in 2006 in Venezuela through an agreement between the international movement La Via Campesina (LVC)...

Community building: involving the next generation

Dolores Esquivel is a founder member of the Gloria Quintanilla women’s co-operative. Winnie Narvaez interviewed her about the integration of young people into the co-op, community building as a bottom up concept, and preventing the drift of people from the countryside. Founded in the 1990s the co-op is in the community...

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