Georges Félix is a French-Puerto Rican agroecologist, currently a co-chair of the Stabilisation Agriculture Programme at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University in England, UK.
He studied biology at the University of Paris VII, and agronomy at ENITA de Bordeaux, specialising in tropical agroforestry at ENGREF-AgroParisTech in Montpellier. He earned a PhD degree in 2019 at the Farming Systems Ecology Group, Wageningen University (The Netherlands), with extensive fieldwork in rural regions of Burkina Faso: Slash-and-mulch: Exploring the role of shrub-based agroforestry systems for smallholder farmers in the Sahel.
Georges is a member of SOCLA, the Latin America Agroecology Society. After hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Georges has been actively involved in the reconstruction process through agroecology, organising solidarity caravans and hands-on practical work to rebuild farms. He works in close collaboration with Boricuá-CLOC/La Via Campesina, SOCLA, CELIA, Caribbean Agroecology Institute, Banana Link, and FoodFirst.
His experience largely draws from collaborations with farmers from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Sint Maarten, Costa Rica, France, The Netherlands, Burkina Faso, and Mauritius, including through consultancies for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Development Program, NGO Mercy Corps, and NGO Terre & Humanisme, amongst others.
Besides his work with Cultivate!, Georges currently co-teaches the Stabilisation Agriculture module within Coventry University’s MSc Agroecology, Water and Food Sovereignty. He also gives lectures within the BA Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU) and within the joint MSc Organic Agriculture Programme between Wageningen University (The NEtherlands) and ISARA-Lyon (France).
Georges is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and speaks some Portuñol and a bit of Italiañol. In his free time, Georges enjoys cooking self-produced veggies, practicing watercolour painting, and trekking through a variety of nature trails.