SAG 205   Agroecology in the Americas (3 Hours)

Through exploring Agroecology in the Americas, students will gain understanding of diverse agroecological farming techniques and community efforts that can be used to strengthen local food systems. While domesticating numerous crops throughout the Americas thousands of years ago, smallholder farmers developed innovative farming practices that laid the foundations of several societies. Many of these practices continue throughout the Americas, anchoring local agricultural systems in local ecosystems, and, hence, increasing resiliency and sustainability. This course will provide insight into how smallholder agroecological techniques and network formation approaches can strengthen collective efforts increasing the resiliency and sustainability of local food systems.