Visiting Cuban agronomist at UVic this Friday, with music

The University of Victoria’s Geography department with the Office for Community-Based Research, the SOGS (Society of Geography Students), and the department of Sociology are pleased to co-present:

Travelling from Agri to Culture:
The secrets of Myko on Rural Innovation in Cuba

by Dr. Humberto Ríos Labrada

Friday, March 2nd: 3-5pm

Geography dept, Social Sciences and Math Building, Room B211

3-4pm The talk: This special Friday colloquium will illustrate Dr. Rios’ work through a musical journey telling the story of Myko – a folk musician and an agricultural sciences PhD student traveling the Cuban countryside as the country switched from industrial farming to ecological agricultural practices.

Dr. Humberto Ríos Labrada was the 2010 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, one of the highest distinctions for grassroots leaders of environmental initiatives.  Working towards increasing biodiversity and resilience in agricultural systems, Dr. Rios’ work includes participatory plant breeding and farmer to farmer knowledge sharing as key components.

All undergrad, graduate students, faculty, staff and community are invited to attend the talk and join in the music hosted by Humberto Ríos Labrada and his son Humberto Ríos Rodriguez this Friday afternoon!!

4-5pm – MUSIC Jam!

Bring instruments !  Some refreshments provided !

Check out a Youtube video of Dr. Rios’ work.

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