Chris Bacon receives $168,664 (Euro) from the Agropolis Fondation, Fondazione Cariplo and Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso.
March 31, 2017
The project will use participatory partnerships to analyze the use of agroecological principles to diversify and change food systems. While many studies demonstrate the importance of a diversified subsistence base for farmers’ resilience to shocks and stresses, there is a lack of empirical research on the limitations and contributions of these diversification strategies to households, gender relations, communities, and food systems. This collaboration will address gaps in scientific evidence, and partner with local institutions to develop effective strategies to navigate high-risk Mesoamerican environments.