LASP-427 Poverty and the Environment: Brazil and Central America
Professor Davis
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Sections:

LASP-427-01 Gender and Environment: Latin America
Spring for 2017-2018
This course is designed to enhance the students’ understanding of the interrelation of gender and the environment/agriculture in one of the most urbanized world regions, namely Latin American. The course will be divided into two sessions: First, we will review current trends of sustainable development, population growth and its implications for environmental, agricultural and social wellbeing that characterizes and shapes the region today. We will focus on production patterns with a gender lens to understand the role of men and women in rural societies and that of Indigenous Peoples, in biodiversity conservation to achieve food security (Andes and Central America). Secondly, we will review the impact of farming and natural resource management (NRM) in selected sub-regions, and landscapes along with patterns of land use, the role of ecosystem services and sustainable management of resources in Latin America. We will underlie the main implications of climate change and adaptation strategies. Gender analysis and resource management strategies will also will be presented in order to analyze consumption patterns in conservation and agricultural production efforts. Students will be presented with real case studies documenting gender gaps in the access to a large range of agricultural resources, including land and farm labor, forest, livestock, extension services, and other assets. Current international trends and research streams on gender and agriculture will be discussed and analyzed with the aim to influence policy to reach lasting change. Latin america sub-regional geographic areas: Mesoamerica, The Andean Region, The Guyana Shield, The Caribbean and the Brazilian Amazon.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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