SOCLA Publications

Interdisciplina Agroecología: Volumen 6, Número 14
This issue of Interdisciplina Agroecología was published by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences and Humanities at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.  The issue contains multiple essays, interviews, and book reviews covering interdisciplinary approaches to agroecology.  Click here to review the journal issue in full
SOCLA's Statement Regarding the FAO's 2nd Symposium on Agroecology
This statement issued by SOCLA is in regards to the FAO’s 2nd Symposium on Agroecology where the the topic of scaling up agroecology to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals was discussed.  Click here to read the statement in full
Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling up Agroecology
This report published by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance covers the definition of agroecology, approaches for scaling up, and suggestions moving forward. Click here to view the report in full
Agroecología en Español
This report published by the Sociedad Española de Agroecología (SEAE), Sociedad Cientifica LatinoAmericana de Agroecología (SOCLA), and the Asociación Brasileña de Agroecología covers the history and evolution of agroecology in South America. Click here to view the report in full
Agroecology: Key Concepts, Principles, and Practices
This report published by the Sociedad Cientifica LatinoAmericana de Agroecología (SOCLA) and the Third World Network discusses the main learning points from training courses on agroecology in Solo, Indonesia and Lusaka, Zambia. Click here to view the report in full
Didactic Toolkit for the Design, Management, and Assessment of Resilient Farming Systems
This report published by the Sociedad Cientifica LatinoAmericana de Agroecología (SOCLA), the Third World Network, and REDAGRES aids farmers and technicians to better understand the principles that underlie the resiliency of farming systems and how agroecological management can enhance the capacity of farmers to adapt to unpredictable climate variability. Click here to view the report in full
Agroecology is Not the Past; Agroecology is the Future
This interview originally published by La Linea De Fuego with Walter Pengue by Isabel Salcedo of OCARU  discusses agroecology as an alternative for Latin America’s rural areas. Click here to view the interview in English and here in Spanish. 
Technological Approaches to Sustainable Agriculture at a Crossroads: An Agroecological Perspective
This article by Miguel Altieri, Clara Nicholls, and Rene Montalba discusses how agroecology “transcends the reformist notion of organic agriculture and sustainable intensification proponents […].” Click here to view the report in full
Peasant Agroecology Schools and the Peasant-to-Peasant Method of Horizontal Learning
This toolkit published by La Via Campesina covers the peasant method of peasant-led horizontal agrocological learning. Click here to view the publication in full
Editorial: Agroecology: Getting to the Root Causes of Climate Change
This article written by Jessica Milgroom, Madeleine Florin, and GRAIN addresses the intersections of agroecology, food sovereignty, and the climate crisis. Click here to view the article in full
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems: Volume 7, Issue 41
This open-source issue explores the complexity of agroecology. Click here to view the articles from this journal’s issue
Agroecology: Science and Politics
Our global food system is largely based on unsustainable industrial agricultural practices, is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, is controlled by a handful of large corporations and produces unhealthy food. Agroecology is a solution to these increasingly urgent problems. Click here to learn more about this book by Peter Rosset and Miguel Altieri. 
Herramienta Didáctica para la Planificación de Fincas Resilientes
“La adaptación cultural al cambia climático está ocurriendo ahora mismo. Grupos aislados de la población rural en los Andes, bosques de manglares de las costas de Asia sudoriental, y las sabanas de África no esperan pasivamente a los expertos a venir y decirles cómo adaptarse…” Click here to read this publication in full.
Agroecological Practices for Sustainable Agriculture
This book explores the “principles, diversity and applications of agroecological practices for a range of systems […], transforming scientific research and participatory knowledge of production into practical application. Click here to learn more about this book.
Nuevos casinos para reforzar la resiliencia agroecológica al cambia climático
“Entre las practicas agroecológicas más radicales que fortalecen la resiliencia de los agricultores y las comunidades rurales a la variabilidad climática se incluyen la diversificación de los agroecosistemas en forma de policultivos, los sistemas agroforestales y los sistemas que combinen la agricultura con la ganadería, acompañados por el manejo orgánico de los suelos, la conservación y la cosecha de agua y un incremento general de la agrobiodiversidad…” Click here to read this publication in full.
SOCLA Declaration: The Role of Agroecology on the Future of Agriculture and the Food System
“This Declaration is from members of SOCLA and SOCLA North America meeting prior to the VI Latin American Congress of Agroecology, and discusses the role of scaling up agroecology for transformation of the food system.” Click here to read the declaration in English, and here in Spanish.
Developing and Promoting Agroecological Innovations Within Country Program Strategies to Address Agroecosystem Resilience in Production Landscapes: A Guide
This publication by Miguel Altieri is intended to enable communities to make contributions to agroecosystem resilience through agroecological practice. Click here to read the publication in full.