Course, Fall 2004
Latin American Studies 150/250:
"Perspectives for Sustainable Rural Development in Latin America"
course analyzes the ecological, socio-economic and policy challenges
and opportunities facing the rural population of
Latin America in today’s globalized economy. After
a critique of the impacts of conventional, agro-export development
of agricultural development (green revolution, non-traditional
export crops, biotechnology, etc) the elements of a sustainable
agroecological development path is discussed, a path that
local production for food security, poverty reduction, cultural
identity and natural resource and biodiversity conservation.
institutional, policy and market requirements for a sustainable
agriculture are also analyzed in detail.
Ines Nicholls has worked extensively in Latin America promoting
approaches to agricultural
She is an entomologist and rural development specialist
with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.
to Berkeley, she also lectures at Stanford’s Center
for Latin American Studies.
Room 332, Giannini Hall
150/250, 4 units
courses sponsored by the Center this fall: