Global Issues Looks at Land and Food Sovereignty

Fermina Zarate Dominguez, a Mixteca farmer from Mexico, will present on land and food sovereignty at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

As part of the Global Issues Colloquium, Zarate Dominguez will discuss experiences of soil conservation, reforestation of native trees, rainwater recollection, conservation of native seeds and food production. She will also be promoting the importance of conserving local food culture that includes products grown in the milpa system.

Zarate Dominguez has been part of the technical team of the Center for Integrated Small Farmer Development (CEDICAM) for more than 14 years. CEDICAM is a community-run project emphasizing reforestation efforts, native seed use, promotion of local markets, local food consumption and sustainable farming practices. One of their key models is farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing.

The Global Issues Colloquium and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are cohosting this event.

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