By V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman
Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the 1st booklet to target agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented technique. utilizing a mixed theoretical and sensible method, this choice of paintings from pioneers within the topic besides the newest iteration of said leaders engages social actors on varied geo-political scales to rework the worldwide agrifood system.
The publication is split into sections, with the 1st delivering conceptual bases and the second one offering case experiences. It describes recommendations and purposes of transdisciplinary learn and participatory motion examine (PAR). Transdisciplinary study integrates diversified educational disciplines in addition to diversified types of wisdom, together with experiential, cultural, and religious. Participatory motion learn offers a fashion of enticing all proper actors with a view to create an equitable strategy of learn, mirrored image, and job to make wanted adjustments. Six case reviews express how practitioners have grappled with using this integration in agroecological paintings inside of varied geographic and socio-ecological contexts.
An particular and demanding dialogue of numerous views within the starting to be box of agroecology, this publication covers the conceptual and empirical fabric of an agroecological procedure that aspires to be extra transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented. as well as illustrating platforms of agroecology that might increase foodstuff platforms worldwide, it lays the foundation for additional recommendations to create greater sustainability for every body, ecologies, and landscapes.
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Consolidated evidence regarding the challenges and opportunities of agroecological adoption can be a tool for advocating toward the creation of policies that shift greater resources toward agroecological research and development, while also incentivizing its implementation. To do this, it is necessary to shift policies that favor conventional chemical-intensive agriculture to those supporting agroecology (Altieri and Nichols 2008). A shift in governance that incentivizes agroecology and jeopardizes the privileges of the corporate food regime will require political pressure (for specific examples of corporate influence over policies that shape the food system, see Parmentier 2014).
This is followed by Holt-Giménez and Altieri’s piece, which critiques what they term as the “new Green Revolution,” discussed as a “re-ignition” of the previous green revolution with a slightly more environmental perspective, but replicating the socioeconomic and political approach that so severely damaged millions of smallholder farmers in the 1970s and 1980s. They emphasized the need for strengthening smallholders and their organizations as the backbone of alternative food systems, and caution of the danger of agroecology being coopted to strengthen the existing powers behind the new Green Revolution.
Thesis. University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1983; Gliessman (unpublished data). ability to adapt and evolve. Today these important agroecosystems provide an important foundation for maintaining rural livelihoods while protecting local agrobiodiversity. More specific agroecological studies that took place at this time delved into the structure and function of traditional agroecosystems in the region (Garcia Espinosa 1978; Chacón and Gliessman 1982; Gliessman 1982), and development projects based on this knowledge were designed and implemented in rural communities (Gliessman 1980; Gliessman et al.
Agroecology : a transdisciplinary, participatory and action-oriented approach by V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman