Wednesday-Friday, February 22–24
The 2017 Lozano Long Conference will examine the broken global food system, with a focus on Latin America. Traditionally, Latin American agriculture has grown by focusing on exports at the expense of fresh food for local communities. But an emerging global food movement is reimaging how to grow and distribute food in a more sustainable and fair way. Social movements made up of farmers, agricultural workers, consumers, environmental groups, indigenous communities, and other experts have been pushing for greater food self-sufficiency, agro-ecological production and equitable nutrition policies.
This conference will address the opportunities and obstacles to transforming the current food system in Latin America and what the rest of the world can learn from it. Panelists from all of the Americas will be speaking. More information online.
Location: University of Texas, Texas Union, 2400 Guadalupe St., Austin