Monday, July 16, 2012

Presentation: Former Adversaries Join Forces to Grow Fair-Trade Coffee in Nicaragua

Patrick Staib, Ph.D will present how former adversaries have organized into farmer cooperatives to access better markets and preserve ecosystems. The talk will take place on Monday, July 30, 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard Dr. SE

Dr. Steib will use data and firsthand accounts to illustrate what organic farming and Fair Trade has done and could do to impact the troubling social, economic, and environmental scenario in present-day rural Nicaragua. This is a presentation is based on six years of ethnographic research in the former battlegrounds of the Contra War, Las Segovias de Nicaragua. 

The talk is free, but free-will donations will be accepted.

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