sábado, enero 11, 2014

Boricuá: Agroecology and the return of family agriculture in Puerto Rico, by Eric Holt-Giménez


crop mob Puerto Rican style


In Puerto Rico, like elsewhere, people are taking back their food system. On one hand, consumers are demanding good, healthy local food. On the other, new, mostly young farmers are growing it. This “re-peasantization,” long ignored by mainstream rural sociologists has now been extensively documented, worldwide. Its repercussion in the changing structures of our local food systems is undeniable. The “Jibaro-a-Jibaro” movement in Puerto Rico is on its way to forging food sovereignty on the island, and I have a new set of teachers.

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