Launch of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

​ The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

Green gentrification can limit the favourable effects of green areas on health

A scientific research conducted by ICTA-UAB and IMIM suggests that more socially disadvantaged neighbours do not benefit equally from the effects newly created green areas have on health.

Candidates invited for 3 postdoc and 5 PhD student positions in ERC project of Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh

Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh’s project “Behavioral-evolutionary analysis of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions” (EVOCLIM), awarded with a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant, offers three postdoc positions (two of 5 years and one of 3 years) and five PhD research positions (each 4 years).

Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

A scientific study by the ICTA-UAB and ISS-EUR quantifies the environmental impact of oil extraction activities and contamination in headwaters of the Amazon.

ICTA-UAB researchers alert that oil palm plantations produce infertility in tropical lands

Oil palm plantations are replacing 40% of tropical forests and 32% of basic grain crops, according to an ICTA-UAB research conducted in Guatemala.

ICTA-UAB to study the sustainable use of soil and natural resources in the framework of the COUPLED program

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) will be awarded half a million euros in the framework of the COUPLED program, a European innovating training network.

UAB scientists and citizens can identify Barcelona's allergy-causing plants with the new Plant*tes app

The UAB Point of Information on Aerobiology (PIA) presented its new Plant*tes app in Barcelona as part of the BArcelona City Council's project entitled "Ciència Ciutadana als barris".

EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), created by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), currently includes 2,100 cases of ecological distribution conflicts identified in different parts of the world.

Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

A study conducted by ICTA-UAB researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change.

¿Son los Pirineos una barrera real para el transporte atmosférico de polen?

Los resultados del estudio llevado a cabo por Jordina Belmonte y Concepción de Linares, investigadoras expertas en botánica de la UAB, constatan que el polen de abedul, una de las especies principales de plantas que causan alergia en Europa Central y del Norte.

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

During the ice ages, an unidentified regulatory mechanism prevented atmospheric CO2 concentrations from falling below a level that could have led to runaway cooling, reports a study conducted by researchers of the ICTA-UAB and published online in Nature Geoscience this week.

The New Theory of Economic “Agrowth” Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

 ICTA-UAB researcher Jeroen van den Bergh publishes in Nature Climate Change a study in which he proposes a new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change.

Map Commemorating Women’s Resistance to Extractivism and Defense of Life and Territory in Latin America

A map created by researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the Latin-American Network of Women Defending Social and Environmental Rights and the Colombian NGO CENSAT-Agua Viva Friends of the Earth Colombia makes visible the struggles of women in Latin America against mining and in defense of life.

European Project to Analyse the Effects of Waste Generated by Tourism on Mediterranean Islands

An European study involving the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma e Barcelona will address and propose solutions to the effects of the increase of waste generated by tourism on Mediterranean islands during the summer season.

More Urban Green Needed in Barcelona to Have Positive Effects on Environmental Quality and Wellness

A PhD dissertation by Francesc Baró, from ICTA-UAB, quantifies and maps the benefits of urban and periurban green in Barcelona such as the improvement of air quality, climate change mitigation and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.

Social Relations, Success in Hunting and Good Health, Sources of Happiness for Indigenous People

Rural and indigenous people from the Global South push absolute income into the background as source of wellbeing.

More than One-Third of the Population Would Stop Economic Growth to Achieve Sustainability

A study by researchers of the Institut of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) assesses Spanish public opinion on economic growth, the environment and prosperity.

The ICTA-UAB Will Assess, in Collaboration with EU Staff, the Effectiveness of EU Sustainability Policies

The EU Project MAGIC (H2020) coordinated by the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has the goal to study and develop new strategies for a better use of science for governance.
EEI SEMINAR: “¿Soberanía alimentaria en Ecuador? Territorios en disputa, poder y procesos de re-desterritorialización” con Geovanna Lasso

Date: 2017-06-21

EEI SEMINAR: “¿Soberanía alimentaria en Ecuador? Territorios en disputa, poder y procesos de re-desterritorialización”

Ponente: Geovanna Lasso

Día: Miércoles, 21 de Junio de 2017
Hora: 12.30h
Sala: Z/023

Si pueden coexistir el modelo capitalista agrario y el modelo de la soberanía alimentaria (SA) es uno de los dilemas que han surgido en torno a este concepto. Su análisis demanda de un diagnóstico de la SA desde su complejidad, reconociendo su multidimensionalidad y multiescalaridad. Se propone al territorio, definido desde la geografía crítica como una construcción social a partir de las relaciones de poder, como marco de análisis para abordar esta complejidad y entender la disputa de territorios materiales e inmateriales en Ecuador. Se utiliza el concepto de biopoder de Foucault para analizar por un lado, las estrategias de poder que producen el territorio ecuatoriano y que han permitido que el modelo capitalista en el agro mantenga su nivel de expansión a pesar del reconocimiento de la Soberanía alimentaria en su Constitución. Por otro lado, se expone la evolución de algunos de los fondos y flujos del sistema agroalimentario para visualizar la disputa de territorios, los procesos de desterritorialización generados por la expansión del capitalismo en la agricultura, y se reconocen los territorios en resistencia y los procesos de reterritorialización generados por los movimientos campesinos y agroecológicos.

Geovanna estudió biología en la Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Realizó algunas investigaciones en torno a la ecología y la conflictividad social vinculada a la conservación y cacería de la nutria gigante en la Amazonía ecuatoriana y peruana. A partir de su maestría en Conservación y Desarrollo Rural en el Instituto Durrel de Conservación y Ecología (Universidad de Kent), investiga los impactos agroalimentarios, sociales y ambientales causados por la expansión de la palma africana. Ha estado vinculada en procesos interinstitucionales de generación de política pública para el Buen Vivir Rural- articulando movimientos sociales, ONGs, academia y sector público- durante su participación en la Estrategia Nacional para el Buen Vivir Rural en la Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo del Ecuador. Forma parte del Colectivo Agroecológico del Ecuador desde el 2010. 

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