590 Main St.
For more than 20 years, Fernando Funes has maintained that his country’s future agricultural production lies in organic and urban farming. Prior to 1991, Cuba depended to a great extent on the Soviet Union, and since its collapse Fernando has worked hard to promote sustainable agriculture to help Cubans make a living. In 1999, he and Maria del Carmen Pérez received the Right Livelihood Award. He is the lead editor of Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba, published in 2002 by Food First.
Davis Center 403 (Williams Family Room)
Co-sponsored by the Vermont Caribbean Institute, UVM Plant and Soil Science, the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and UVM Food Systems Initiative