Ecuador and ambassador
to have their day at UF

September 21, 2015
Paul Bernard

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida is partnering with the Embassy of Ecuador in the United States to present the Día de Ecuador, or Day of Ecuador, on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The daylong event will take place at Emerson Alumni Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with an introduction by Francisco Borja Cevallos, Ecuador’s ambassador to the U.S.

“Agriculture, Development, and the Environment” will feature presentations by distinguished academics and policy-makers from Ecuador and UF.

Three panels will address the following topics:

  • Food Sovereignty and the Future of Smallholder Agriculture
  • Sustainable Development Initiatives
  • Challenges of Amazonian Development

The panel discussions will be followed by a closing cultural event and reception.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Oct. 5. To reserve your seat, please visit: You may also view a tentative program here.

For more information, please contact Nathalia Ochoa at or 352-273-4715.

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