Clara Inés Nicholls
Perspectives for Sustainable Rural Development in Latin America
The rural population of Latin America faces many ecological,
socioeconomic and policy challenges and opportunities in today’s
globalized economy. After examining the impacts of conventional,
agro-export development models (green revolution, nontraditional
export crops, biotechn ology, etc), this
course will analyze the elements of a sustainable agroecological
development path that emphasizes local production for food security,
poverty reduction, cultural identity and natural resource and biodiversity
conservation. Technical, institutional, policy and market requirements
for a sustainable agriculture will also be analyzed in detail.
Clara Inés Nicholls has worked extensively in Latin America
promoting agroecologically-based approaches to agricultural sustainability.
She is an entomologist and rural development specialist with a
Ph.D. from UC Davis.
Thursdays 4:00-7:00 pm,
122 Wheeler Hall
LAS 150.3, ccn #49124
LAS 250.3 ccn #49136
4 units, letter grade or pass/no-pass
courses at CLAS for Fall 2006: