Aldo Gonzalez of UNOSJO interviewed in San Francisco
By Lilian Autler
February 12th, 2010
Grassroots International partner Aldo Gonzalez from the Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca (UNOSJO) joined us in the San Francisco Bay Area at the end of January for a week of meetings, conferences and public events. UNOSJO is an indigenous-led organization working with Zapotec communities to build local autonomy and to increase food security in the Juarez mountains of northern Oaxaca, Mexico. UNOSJO provides technical assistance to small farmers with the goal of promoting sustainable rural economies that are based on respect for indigenous culture. It plays a vital role in educating local communities and collaborating with national and international organizations about the threat of genetically engineered maize.
Photo: Aldo Gonzalez (center) joined Anuradha Mittal and Nikhil Aziz at a panel in San Francisco, CA.