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Thursday, December 7 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Climate Change Adaptation LIMITED

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Increased intensity and frequency of storms, drought and flooding, altered hydrological cycles and precipitation variance have implications for future food availability. The Vermont Agricultural Resilience in a Climate Change Initiative (VAR) helps farms of all types become more resilient to these new weather patterns in both short and long term. Join UVM Agroecology Professor Ernesto Mendez and Educational Coordinator and Lecturer Vic Izzo as they share information and lessons learned from two projects in VAR’s initiative while also assessing resilience in coffee-dependent communities of Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti. It will introduce key aspects of Participatory Action Research (PAR) as a tool for farmers to use when addressing these key issues and include hands-on exercises for participants to take-way from the workshop.


This workshop will be streamed live on www.facebook.com/stonebarns/


 


Presenters
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Victor Izzo

Instructor and Research Associate, University of Vermont
For the better part of my career I have spent my time exploring the evolutionary dynamics of biological systems in the broadest sense. I believe that by understanding how populations evolve in the face of changing environmental conditions we can develop long-term solutions to just... Read More →
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Ernesto Mendez

Professor, University of Vermont
V. Ernesto Méndez is Professor of Agroecology at the University of Vermont’s Environmental Program and Department of Plant and Soil Science, where he leads the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC). His research and teaching focus on agroecology, agrifood systems, participatory action research (PAR), and transdisciplinary research approaches.  At UVM he is also an active member of the Food Systems Initiative and a fellow of the Gund Institute for Environment.  He has almost... Read More →


Thursday December 7, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
East Haybarn