Fair prices and a bold new deal in Mexico
The Mexican government and new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are moving forward with plans to transform its agriculture system to achieve self-sufficiency in basic grains and strengthen rural livelihoods. The first phase of the program includes guaranteed prices for corn, wheat, rice, beans and milk produced by small-scale farmers, around two million, linked to community stores around the country. Please join Enrique Perez from the Asociación Nacional de Productores Empresariales del Campo (ANEC, a member of the broad-based Campesino Movement), with translation by Manuel Perez Rocha from the Institute for Policy Studies; Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute (and author of the new book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food); and Karen Hansen-Kuhn from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy for a discussion of this ambitious program, some potential roadblocks, and the lessons it could hold for fair and sustainable production in the U.S. and beyond.

Panelists:
María Leticia López Zepeda
José Atahualpa Estrada Aguilar
Enrique Pérez Suárez
Tim Wise

Moderator
Karen Hansen-Kuhn

Feb 12, 2019 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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