2018 JLAG Lecture: Fernando Funes Monzote

Type: Panel
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
Sponsor Groups: Latin America Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Galerie 1, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: John Finn
Chairs: John Finn


The Journal of Latin American Geography (JLAG) and the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers are proud to present Dr. Fernando Funes Monzote as the inaugural JLAG Lecturer. Funes Monzote’s is a Cuban agro-ecologist and farmer whose research on agro-ecology, sustainable agriculture, and Cuban rural development is widely cited both within and beyond the discipline of geography. After a short but productive academic career, Funes Monzote bought a small, dilapidated farm outside of Havana. In the five years since, he has turned the farm into a laboratory for agro-ecology and sustainable agricultural practices sustained by equal parts of horticulture, apiculture, and agro-tourism.

Dr. Funes Monzote received his M.S. in Agro-Ecology and Sustainable Rural Development from the International University of Andalucía in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation from Wageningen University in 2008.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Michael Steinberg University of Alabama 10
Introduction John Finn Christopher Newport University 10
Panelist Fernando Funes Monzote 45

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