Perspectives on Agriculture, Land, and Peace-Building in Colombia

Juan Camilo Sandoval, Julián David Cortés-Sánchez,
and Claudia Steiner

Title Conditional: Perspectives on Agriculture, Land, and Peace-Building in Colombia
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 11:30 am | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Huerta Mutis, the Botanical Garden of Bogotá. (Photo by Julián Cortés.)
Huerta Mutis, the Botanical Garden of Bogotá. (Photo by Julián Cortés.)

How are urban and rural landscapes, livelihoods, and subjectivities changing in the midst of current peace-building efforts in Colombia? How do farmers, victims of the armed conflict, and former combatants face the political, cultural, and economic challenges of these transformations? Colombian researchers will share their perspectives on how urban agriculture initiatives and land restitution processes provide fruitful vantage points for thinking about these questions.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm The Role of Urban Agriculture for Those Displaced by Violence and Ex-combatants: Experiences from Colombia
· Juan Camilo Sandoval (Researcher, CIDER Universidad de Los Andes) and Julian Cortes (Professor, School of Management, Universidad del Rosario). 

12:00 - 12:30 pm Land Restitution and Post-Conflict in Colombia
Claudia Steiner, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Universidad de Los Andes; Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley. 

12:30 - 1:00 pm Q&A 

Co-sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley Colombian Working Group, Universidad de Los Andes, and Universidad del Rosario.