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Sustainable Farming Systems of Oaxaca

November 18 - November 25

Total Cost: $900 plus airfare and visa fee————Application and Total Fee Due: October 10, 2017

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An exciting opportunity to learn first hand from Oaxacan Communities

This delegation will focus on a farmer-to-farmer exchange of traditional agricultural knowledge that centers on a communal vision of life. Oaxaca is considered the birthplace of corn and participants will learn about the local food system and models of sustainable agriculture that are in resistance to corporate agricultural interests. Join us to meet with Indigenous communities and organizations that are fighting for their rights to land and way of life in the midst of human right violations. U.S. foreign policy including free trade agreements, the Drug War, and militarization play a role in displacing rural communities. In the face of threats, indigenous communities in Oaxaca are organizing to prevent contamination of native corn, maintain traditional systems of agriculture and build models that continue to favor people and the environment.

Participants on this delegation will:

  • Meet with Mexican farmers working on protection of native crops, promotion of local markets, reforestation efforts, and food consumption
  • Visit communities, learning about family, life and farming
  • Learn about traditional Oaxacan crops: corn, amaranth, agave

Click here to apply for this delegation

For more information, contact delegation coordinator:
Sue Wike at paradoxhomestead@gmail.com

Details

Start:
November 18
End:
November 25
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