January 1, 2018 at 7:45 pm

Food Studies | Lessons from Ecuador: Food Sovereignty and Seed-Saving in Andean Communities, Jan. 18

Food studies graphic, with outlines of eggplant, tomato, corn, etc.

The Food Studies theme presents “Lessons from Ecuador: Food Sovereignty and Seed-Saving in Andean Communities” on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. in Alden Library Room 319, the Friends of the Library Room.

Hand holding seeds, representing seed-saving practicesPlease join Food Studies in welcoming Ecuadorian researchers to learn about their work with Andean communities investigating seed-saving practices and experiences. Learn about pressing issues of food sovereignty and declining biodiversity in the Andean context. Refreshments will be provided.

This seed-saving research and the visit of the Ecuadorian researchers—Rommel Montufar, Professor of Biological Sciences at Ponitifical Catholic University of Ecuador, and Micheal Ayala, Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Central University—is funded through a planning grant submitted by Dr. Dawn Bikowski and Dr. Theresa Moran under Mario Grijalva and LJ Edmonds’ Innovation Strategy Proposal, Project INTENT.

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