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EEB Student Dissertation Defense:

Alexa White, EEB Ph.D. Student
Friday, May 24, 2024
9:30-10:30 AM
1010 Biological Sciences Building Map
Alexa White, EEB Ph.D. Student defends their dissertation.

Preview: Alexa critically examines the role of farm size in sustainable agriculture within the context of global food systems and political economies. She argues that small-scale farms are vital for sustainable development due to their unique capacity to implement eco-friendly practices and maintain local food sovereignty, contrasting significantly with large-scale, corporate farming models. The research utilizes a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore how different farm sizes affect agricultural sustainability across diverse geographies, including detailed case studies in Jamaica and Hawaii. By integrating theoretical frameworks with empirical research, this study contributes to the discourse on sustainable agriculture and challenges existing policies that favor large-scale operations over smaller, more sustainable farming practices.
Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
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