Clara Inés Nicholls
Perspectives for Sustainable Rural Development in Latin America
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, biotechnology, 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.
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.
4:00 – 7:00 pm
243 Dwinelle Hall
150.3, ccn #49233
4 units, letter grade or pass/no-pass grading options
250.3 ccn #49236