Women’s Strategies in Riparian Communities in Sonora, Mexico
Date(s) - Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and Latin American and Latino Studies Program
…in the Face of Increasing Precarization of Farming and Food Processing Livelihoods due to Climate-Water Challenges
Join us for a conversation with Stephanie Buechler as she explores the adaptive mechanisms of women in their agriculture-based activities in the context of climate change and water scarcity. The women studied in these riparian landscapes offer critical livelihood sustenance and ecosystem services, as their activities include cheese-making in Rayon, Sonora, and candied and canned fruit and vegetable production in San Ignacio, Sonora.
Stephanie Buechler is an Assistant Research Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Geography and Development and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona. Her research focuses on gender, inequality, water, climate change, urban, peri-urban and rural agricultural production and processing, migration, livelihoods, development, innovation and adaptive strategies to urban heat islands.
This event is part of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program’s “Precarity Lecture Series: Environment” and co-sponsored by the UIC Institute for the Humanities.
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Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Institute for the Humanities
UIC Latino Cultural Center