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

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?

On the Benefits of Small Farms

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Peter Rosset | Dec 1, 1999

For more than a century, pundits have confidently predicted the demise of the small farm, labeling it as backward, unproductive and inefficient.