Agroecology: the ecology of sustainable food systems by Stephen R. Gliessman

By Stephen R. Gliessman

Offering the theoretical and conceptual framework for this turning out to be box, 'Agroecology' develops the knowledge of environmental components and complexities affecting agricultural plants and animals. --Provided via publisher.

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1999. Introducción a la Agroecología como Desarrollo Rural Sostenible. Ediciones Mundi-Prensa: Madrid, Spain. (In Spanish). A pioneering description of agroecology as a social movement focused on sustainable rural development, with a strong emphasis on the European model. Halweil, B. 2004. Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. Worldwatch Institute: Washington, DC. An engaging analysis of the current crisis in farm and food systems, accompanied by a convincing argument for reconnecting what we eat with how and where food is grown.

The assumption is that these methods and systems will then be adopted because they are superior when judged by any of various sets of criteria. Unfortunately, the experience of the last couple of decades has exposed the limitations of this view. Although we have accumulated a great deal of knowledge about the ecological relationships underlying sustainable food production, that knowledge has seen relatively little application, and industrial agriculture has meanwhile strengthened its dominance of the world food system.

Agroecology and the transformation of agri-food systems: Transdisciplinary and participatory perspectives. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (special issue) 37: 1–146. The inaugural issue of the first English-language journal with the term agroecology in its name, defining the agroecological approach to sustainability as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and transformational set of actions. , J. Vandermeer, and A. Wright. 2009. Nature’s Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty.

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