[permaculture] Funding for Agroecology School in the Colombian Amazon

Amy Little amylittle at hvc.rr.com
Wed Oct 20 14:04:21 EDT 2010


For anyone looking for Kristina's contact:
kristinalyo at gmail.com


>Hello all,
>
>I am a Ph.D. candidate in the department of 
>anthropology at the University of California, 
>Davis and I work with small farmers in Putumayo, 
>Colombia-  frontier department and gateway to 
>the Colombian Amazon. As many of you may know, 
>the inhabitants of Putumayo (mostly campesino 
>and indigenous communities) have long been 
>subjected to repressive anti narcotics policies 
>and failed alternative development packages on 
>the part of the U.S. and Colombian governments 
>vis-a-vis Plan Colombia policies. They have also 
>been criminalized by the Colombian state as coca 
>growers and guerrilla sympathizers and have 
>faced intensive cycles of violence on the part of paramilitary actors.
>
>I work with a group of campesinos in Putumayo 
>who are self-taught agroecologists and who are 
>building their own Amazonian agroecology school 
>to share their knowledge about how to engage in 
>a jungle based agri-culture with other small 
>farmers in the region who have migrated to the 
>Amazon from the Andean zones of Colombia. They 
>are receiving no funding from government 
>institutions and most of the NGOs working in 
>Putumayo are either alternative development 
>organizations pushing monocrop, export 
>orientated agriculture as an alternative to coca 
>or conservation environmental organizations that 
>do not fund agricultural projects. These small 
>farmers are interested in food sovereignty, 
>community organizing, and sustainable Amazonian 
>agriculture. I was hoping that some of you might 
>have suggestions about possible funding sources 
>for this school.  I would greatly appreciate any 
>information you can provide us.
>
>Mil gracias!
>Kristina Lyons
>
>--
>Candidata Ph.D, Antropología
>Universidad de California, Davis
>
>FOR SUBSCRIBING AND UNSUBSCRIBING TO COMFOOD, AND FOR ALL POSTING GUIDELINES,
>PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK 
>:http://foodsecurity.org/Comfood_Posting_Guidelines.pdf
>
>




More information about the permaculture mailing list