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Estelí, Nicaragua, July 6-18, 2014

Agroecology and Social Transformation: transdisciplinarity, health, and human development

The Community Agroecology Network (CAN) and the Social Development Organization of Nicaragua (ASDENIC), announce the XV International Agroecology Shortcourse which will be held in the Parque de las Ciencias Estelimar, located near the city of Estelí in the north of Nicaragua from July 6-18, 2014. The main topic of the course is Agroecology and Social Transformation: transdisciplinarity, health, and human development. Nicaragua is a nation that faces difficult challenges in terms of creating and promoting a food system that does not compromise health, human development, and the environment. Among rural producers and consumers nationwide, there are challenges and opportunities within the context of dependence on export production (especially coffee), cultural changes, climate change, and social and political structures. Nicaragua is also a place where agroecology exists as a viable strategy for addressing these problems and is supported by different social movements that include the agricultural sector, unions, academics, politicians, and nongovernment organizations. The objective of this shortcourse is for participants to develop conceptual and methodological skills to be able to incorporate the basic principles of agroecology into a process of social transformation that is focused on health and human capacity to achieve sustainable, healthy, and just development.

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