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

Food Sovereignty in Practice in the Basque Country

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | EHNE-Bizkaia | Oct 1, 2013

Food Sovereignty is a right and a utopia that helps us change society. It is the right of all peoples to decide on their means of production and what they eat.

Two Hands, Two Legs, One Heart

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez | Aug 14, 2013

Over twenty years ago, over a cup of very strong, sweet and freshly roasted coffee, a wizened campesino farmer from…

Agroecology: A Path to Realizing the Right to Food

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Olivier De Schutter | Jul 1, 2011

Agroecology can significantly improve agricultural productivity in poor, food-deficit countries, while preserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods.

New Era for Agriculture?

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Jul 1, 2008

What must we do differently to overcome poverty and hunger and achieve equitable and sustainable development in the face of environmental crises?