Agroecology

As both the “science of sustainable agriculture” and a political project, agroecology works to decentralize power and promote equity and ecological resilience in our food systems. For an introduction to this issue, download our Food First Issue Primer on Agroecology

Philippine Banana Farmers: Their Cooperatives and Struggle for Land Reform and Sustainable Agriculture

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | David Bacon | Feb 13, 2020

Thirty years ago many banana workers in the Philippines made a radical change in their work and lives. They transformed the militant unions they had organized to wrest a decent living from the multinational corporations that control much of the world’s food production. Instead of working for wages, they used the country’s land reform law to become the owners of the plantations where they had labored for generations.

Of chancers and last-chancers

Blog | Chris Smaje | Jan 23, 2020

This article was originally published at Small Farm Future. Time for me to arise from my book-editing duties and offer…

Taking Utopian Thinking Seriously

Blog | Melissa Gordon | Nov 4, 2019

“Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten…

One of Belo Horizonte’s publicly-owned, Popular restaurants providing affordable, healthy food to the public. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Rocha.

Continuing on the Road to Ending Hunger

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | M. Jahi Chappell | Sep 17, 2019

It is within our reach to end hunger in the world. It has been within our reach for a while now. But the challenges we must surmount to achieve this have been fundamentally, essentially institutional.

Building Food Sovereignty in Tunisia

Blog | Habib Ayeb | May 2, 2019

The Tunisian government is in high-level talks to remove the last crumbling barriers protecting Tunisian agriculture. Efforts to capitalize on…

CUSAN March News Brief

Blog | Elspeth Hay | Apr 26, 2019

Take a look at at this article about Cuba’s agroecology movement and what we can learn from it. This article…