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

Mali: Agroecology is in Our Hands!

Blog | La Vía Campesina | Feb 26, 2015

Sélingué, 24 February 2015 – Today, the sun has risen brighter than ever in Mali to warm the more than…

Agroecology and the Disappearing Yield Gap

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez | Dec 10, 2014

The more scientists actually study agroecology, the better it looks. The largest meta-analysis to date comparing yields of organic and…

This World Food Day, Agroecology is Center Stage

Blog | Tiffani K. Patton | Oct 16, 2014

“Currently, most subsidies go to large agribusiness. This must change. Governments must support small farmers” – Hilal Elver, incoming Special…

Overcoming the Obstacles to Agroecology

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez | Jul 9, 2014

Known as the “science of sustainable agriculture,” agroecology is also a practice and a movement. For, Ricardo Salvador, Director of…

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…