Ivette Perfecto’s research focuses on agroecology, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. She has more than 25 years of experience conducting research on biodiversity in agroecosystems in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. More broadly she is interested in sustainable food systems and the interactions between biodiversity and food sovereignty. She has over 120 publications in peer-review journals, 15 book chapters and is the author of three books: Breakfast of Biodiversity (Food First Books 2005, with John Vandermeer), and Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty (2009, with Angus Wright and John Vandermeer), and Coffee Agroecology (2015, with John Vandermeer).
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Saturday, August 04, 2018
Coffee and the Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico
In Naomi Klein’s framework, The Shock Doctrine is the well-worn strategy of capitalist development in the “shock” mode. Part of this framework contends that in the aftermath of disasters, capitalists will descend, purchasing land and other capital goods at basement bottom prices, using their deep...