Interested in critically analysing how local maize relate to the design and implementation of ‘from-below’ agro-ecology and public food policy initiatives?
SDC offerst thesis topics in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala with two “from-below” organizations around the following topics:
- Political processes of local seed protection and conservation
(particularly native peasant maize)
- Systematization of small-farmers organizations’ experiences
to form agro-ecological Participatory Guarantee Systems.
- Processes of local promoters’ training for replicating agroecological
practices at community level.
- Outcome and impact indicators of agro-ecological activities,
small agro-ecological markets, and responsible food
- The turn to agro-ecology in some of the new Mexican
government policies aimed to achieve national food selfsufficiency
and small-producers’ well-being.
These thesis themes are linked to Marisol Reyna’s (RSO) PhD project, named “Thinking through maize: exploring the effects of the ‘social-interface’ and the ‘partial connections’ created through the implementation of food-security and agro-ecology courses of action on local food imaginings and practices in rural Tlaxcala, Mexico”.
Dr. Gerard Verschoor (SDC) and Marisol Reyna (RSO)
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The elected student for this thesis project contacts Jessica de Koning (email@example.com) to register her/himself as official SDC thesis student.