Posted on October 31, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Marlen Sanchez, the national coordinator for agro-ecology for the Nicaraguan ATC (Rural Workers Association), will speak at Bucknell University on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Gallery Theatre. This talk is free and open to the public.

Sanchez's talk will focus on agro-ecology and how that is seen as essential to food sovereignty, or the right of all people to define their own local, culturally-appropriate food systems. Agro-ecology is a form of low-input sustainable agriculture.

Since 1978, ATC has worked in Nicaragua to strengthen small food producers and the cooperatives with which they work. More than 50,000 farmers are members of ATC, which is the founding member of La Via Campesina, an international farmer and peasant movement.

Sanchez's visit to the area is coordinated by the Susquehanna Valley Climate Action Network. This lecture at Bucknell is co-sponsored by the University Lectureship Committee, the managing for sustainability major in the School of Management, Geography, the Center for the Study or Race, Ethnicity & Gender, Environmental Studies, the Bucknell Brigade, Economics, Latin American Studies, Art & Art History and the Center for Sustainability & the Environment



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