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EEI Seminar. "Keeping and sharing: Exploring traditional agroecological knowledge conservation in Spain" by Petra Benyei

Date: 2017-06-14

Title:  "Keeping and sharing: Exploring traditional agroecological knowledge conservation in Spain".


Speaker: Petra Benyei, ICTA-UAB

Moderator/Discussant: Marta Rivera-Ferre (Agroecology and Food Systems Chair, UVIC)


Date: Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Time: 13.00 - 14.30 h (you are welcomed to bring your food to the seminar!)
Place: Z/023 ICTA-UAB
 

Abstract
In Spain, traditional agroecological knowledge (i.e. agroecological knowledge, practices or beliefs, result of the interaction between generations of farmer communities and local agro-ecosystems and landscapes) is largely being lost with the death of the last pre-green revolution farmers. The scattered nature of this knowledge and the urgency derived from its rapid loss requires for new knowledge conservation initiatives.

In this seminar we will explore the different approaches to traditional agroecological knowledge conservation, discussing a specific initiative that aims to use citizen science methods to gather and share this type of knowledge.

Bio
Petra Benyei holds a BSc in Sociology (with specialization in human ecology and population studies) from the UCM and an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Rural Development from Ghent University. She has worked in projects related to the evaluation of the South African land reform (whilst doing an internship at the PSGARD in Pretoria) and projects related to innovation and climate change mitigation strategies in rural Spain. She is currently a PhD student at the Laboratory for the Analysis of Socio-Ecological Systems in a Global World (ICTA-UAB) and the Agroecology and Food Systems Chair (UVIC), researching on the use of citizen science tools to complete traditional agroecological knowledge (TAeK) inventories and to increase TAeK knowledge and agrobiodiversity conservation awareness among young rural populations in Catalonia.

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