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Alonso Gutiérrez Navarro

Alonso Gutiérrez


Alonso Gutiérrez Navarro holds a ” Ph.D. in Rural Development at UAM-Xochimilco and is a professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He studied Biology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He received his Master’s degree from the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, where he researched peasant perspectives on fire management in an environmental conservation reserve. He is also a professor in the postgraduate program in Biological Sciences at UNAM and the Master’s program in Agroecology, Food Sovereignty, and Territory at UCI-Red, Puebla. He studies peasant strategies in the appropriation of agroecological practices in the Sierra Norte de Puebla with the Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural (CESDER). At CESDER, he is the coordinator of “La Cañada”, an Agroecological Center for Exchange, Experimentation, and Dialogue of knowledge, and teaches undergraduate courses to young peasants in the region and the neighboring states. He has gained experience by teaching for several years an undergraduate courses in Agroecology at the Faculty of Sciences of UNAM, and doing research on Biology from a dialectical approach at this University. This has allowed him to form a team of students from UNAM that, together with CESDER, studies different Agroecology aspects with the participatory action-research methodology linking both institutions. This experience has resulted in several theses, articles, and funding for the development of research. He has participated in the elaboration of environmental expert reports on megaprojects such as the Mayan Train and is editor of Metabólica, an independent magazine that focuses on environmental critique.