Building, defending and strengthening agroecology
'We see Agroecology as a key form of resistance to an economic system that puts profit before life. […]
Our diverse forms of smallholder food production based on Agroecology generate local knowledge, promote social justice, nurture identity and culture, and strengthen the economic viability of rural areas.'
– Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology, 2015
A movement is growing. While agroecology has been practiced for millennia in places around the world, today we are witnessing how social movements are calling for agroecology as the pathway towards a more just, sustainable and viable food and agriculture system.
They claim agroecology as a bottom up movement and practice that needs to be supported, rather than led, by science and policy. From this perspective, agroecology is inseparable from food sovereignty: the right of citizens to control food policy and practice.
“There is no food sovereignty without agroecology. And certainly, agroecology will not last without a food sovereignty policy that backs it up.”
– Ibrahima Coulibaly, CNOP (National Coordination of Peasant Organisations in Mali)
A new publication and video present this vision in more depth and explore agroecology through the perspectives of food producers involved in the food sovereignty movement.
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- English - Building, defending and strengthening agroecology. A global struggle for food sovereignty
- French - Construire, défendre et renforcer l’agroécologie: Une lutte mondiale en faveur de la souveraineté alimentaire
- Spanish - Construir, defender y fortalecer la agroecología: Una lucha mundial por la soberanía alimentaria
- Watch: Agroecology – Vision, Practice, Movement: Voices From Social Movements