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.
American Studies 150
Thursdays, 4:00-7:00 pm
courses at CLAS for Fall 2007: