Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08 190 Uris Hall
Carol B. Thompson, Professor emerita of Political Economy at Northern Arizona University, has worked on issues of food sovereignty in Southern Africa for over three decades. She has taught at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of Zimbabwe, in the fields of international environmental policy and trade. Author of several books and many articles, she has most recently published on issues of philanthro-capitalist interventions in food policies. Her consultancies range from UNICEF, the EU Commission, and the Southern Africa Development Community to the Zapatistas in Chiapas and Costa Rica. Working with the Community Technology Development Trust in Zimbabwe, she is a continuous student of smallholder farmers who practice impressive biodiversity, growing thirty crops on a single hectare of land.