Land, territory, agroecology, and climate change

Joelson Ferreira Oliveira (activist and teacher)
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Oxford Department of International Development - Online via Zoom
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Lectures and seminars
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There is now a large body of academic literature on the key role that agroecology can play in climate adaptation through the design of climate change-resilient farming (for example please visit).

In this lecture, delivered in Brazilian Portuguese from Bahia (with simultaneous translation into English), Joelson will discuss another key aspect of agroecology for climate change: the question of justice. By linking agroecological knowledge to issues of recognition and territoriality, he will show how Quilombola and other rural communities approach the question of climate justice.

About the speaker

Joelson Ferreira Oliveira teaches various courses at the Federal University of Minas Geiras (UFMG) in Brazil, where he actively participates in transversal teaching programmes aimed at enriching science with Traditional Knowledge Systems. Joelson is one of the founding members of the multi-ethnic community network known as Teia dos Povos, and one of the leaders of Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in the Atlantic Forest region of Bahia. He defines himself as a peasant activist who has dedicated his life to spreading agroecology as a path for the unification of popular struggles in Latin America.