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Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D. is an author, lecturer, agroecologist, and food system researcher. Since beginning his career in 1977, he has been a vocal advocate for campesinos and campesinas and a champion of el Movimiento Campesino a Campesino (the Farmer to Farmer Movement). The Campesino a Campesino (CaC) movement is farmer-led, seeking to increase yields, implement innovative farming methods, and improve livelihoods through sustainable agriculture, farmer-generated technologies, and farmer-to-farmer knowledge. As Holt-Giménez explains, “Successful social movements are formed by integrating activism with livelihoods. These integrated movements create the sustained social pressure that produces political will—the key to changing the structures that presently work against sustainability.” The CaC movement has now spread across Latin America with hundreds of thousands of practicing farmers in over a dozen countries.
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