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AgroecologyNow! publishes a range of different materials for a diversity of audience including researchers, activists, policy-makers and practitioners. See below for links to food sovereignty, food justice, resilience and agroecology publications.

2021 Agroecology Publications

Coulibaly, M., Claeys, P. and Berson, A. (2021). The Right to Seeds and Legal Mobilization for the Protection of Peasant Seed Systems in Mali. Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Tornaghi, C. and Dehaene, M. (2021). Resourcing an agroecological urbanism. Political, transformational and territorial dimensions, London: Routledge.

McAllister, G. & Chikukwa, Z. (2021). Conversations with Nature Spirits: The Political Ecology of Power and Progress in Rural Zimbabwe. In Wright, J (ed) Subtle Agroecologies: Farming with the Hidden Half of Nature. Routledge  (pre-print attached)

Tornaghi, C. and Dehaene, M. (2021). Introduction. Embracing political agroecology, transforming sustainable food planning. In: Tornaghi, C., Dehaene, M. (eds.) (2021). Resourcing an agroecological urbanism: political, transformational and territorial dimensions. London. Routledge

Deh-Tor, C.M. (Chiara Tornaghi and Michiel Dehaene) (2021). Chapter 1 – Food as an urban question, and the foundations of a reproductive, agroecological urbanism. In: Tornaghi C. and Dehaene M. (eds.) (2021) Resourcing an agroecological urbanism: political, transformational and territorial dimensions. London. Routledge

Dehaene, M. and Tornaghi, C., (2021). Conclusions. The programmatic dimension on an agroecological urbanism. In: Tornaghi, C. and Dehaene, M. (eds.) (2021) Resourcing an agroecological urbanism: political, transformational and territorial dimensions. London. Routledge.

2020 Agroecology Publications 

Gadzirayi, C., McAllister, G., Madanzi, T., Chikukwa, T., Kozanayi, W., and Goss, M. (2020) Potential of agroecological systems for reducing vulnerabilities to disaster risks. In Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in Populated African Mountain Ecosystems: The Case of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, Manatsa, D., and Chatiza, (Eds), TSURO Trust, August 2020; ISBN 177925489-4

McAllister, G. (2020) Participatory Action Research: Challenges and Rewards in Fifteen Field Lessons. In Mac Ginty, R., Brett, R., Vogel, B. (Eds.) The Companion to Peace and Conflict Field Work. Palgrave-Macmillan Ltd.(pre-print attached)

Claeys, P. and Peschard, K. (2020). Transnational agrarian movements, food sovereignty, and legal mobilization. The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology.

Duncan, J. and Claeys, P. (2020). Gender, Covid-19 and Food Systems: Impacts, Community responses and feminist policy demands. Report for the Women’s Working Group of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism.

Errico, S. and Claeys, P. (2020). Human Rights and the Commons: Exploring Approaches to the Governance of Land and Natural Resources beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. The Case of Peasants. International journal on minority and group rights 27 (1), 1-33.

Anderson, C.R., Bruil, J., Chappell, J., Kiss, C., Pimbert, M.P. (2020). Transformations for a More Just and Sustainable Food Systems. Palgrave-MacMillan.

Saurabh A., Van Dyck, B., Sharma, D. & A. Stirling (2020). Control, care, and conviviality in the politics of technology for sustainability, Sustainability. Science, Practice and Policy, 16:1, 247-262

Anderson, C.R. Milgroom, J. and M.P. Pimbert. (2020). Pivoting from Local Food to Just Food Systems. Farming Matters. 36.1. P. 43.

Moeller, N. and F. Delvaux. (2020). Finance for Agroecology: More Than Just a Dream? Common Dreams.

Tornaghi, C. and Dehaene, M. (2020). The prefigurative power of urban political agroecology: rethinking the urbanisms of agroecological transitions for food system transformation. Agroecology and sustainable food systems. 44(5), 594-610.

Gennari, C. and Tornaghi C. (2020). The transformative potential of community kitchens for an agroecological urbanism. Preliminary insights and a research agenda. In: Agroecological transitions confronting climate breakdown. Food planning for the post-carbon city. Book of Proceedings of the 9thInternational Conference of the AESOP Sustainable food planning group. Madrid, November 2019. Editorial Universidad de Granada. pp. 80-90.

Anderson, C.R. and M. Anderson. (2020). Looking Forward: Resources to inspire a transformative agroecology: a curated guide. In: Herren, H.Haerlin, B. and IIASTD+ 10 Advisory Group. Transformation of our food systems; The making of a paradigm shift. Berlin. Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft and Biovision.

Rivera-Ferre, M. Claeys, P. and J. Duncan (2020). The importance of Food Sovereignty for the Farm to Fork strategy and the New Green Deal. Insights and limits of the SAM and SAPEA reports. Academic Brief.

Maughan, C., Anderson, C., & Kneafsey, M. (2020). A Five-Point Framework for Reading for Social Justice: A Case Study of Food Policy Discourse in the Context of Brexit Britain. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 1-20.

Chappell, M.J. (2020). COVID, food, and the Parable of the Shmoo. Agriculture and Human Values.

Anderson, C.R., Pimbert, M., Chappell, M.J., Brem-Wilson, J., Claeys, P., Kiss, C., Maughan, C., Milgroom, J., McAllister, G., Moeller, N., and Singh, J. (2020). Agroecology Now – Connecting the Dots to Enable Agroecology. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 43(6).

Anderson, C. R., Bruil, J., Chappell, M. J., Kiss, C., & Pimbert, M. P. (2020). Scaling Agroecology from the Bottom up: Six Domains of Transformation. Food First, CAWR, Cultivate Backgrounder.

2019 Agroecology Publications

McAllister, G. & Wright, J. (2019) Agroecology as a Practice-Based Tool for Peacebuilding in Fragile Environments? Three Stories from Rural Zimbabwe. Sustainability 11(3).

Van Dyck, B.; Tornaghi, C., Halder, S., von der Haide, E., Saunders, E.(2019): The making of a strategizing platform: from politicising the food movement in urban contexts to political urban agroecology. In: Tornaghi C., CertomàC., (eds) (2019) Urban Gardening as Politics. Routledge. Chapter 10.

Pimbert, M.P. and T. Uhnak, 2019. Agroecology and food sovereignty: charting a way to a radical transformation of the food system. In: Burrows, D. and A. Cezar (Eds). Politics of Food. Sternberg Press.

Anderson, C. R., Bruil, J., Chappell, M. J., Kiss, C., & Pimbert, M. P. (2019). From Transition to Domains of Transformation: Getting to Sustainable and Just Food Systems through Agroecology. Sustainability, 11(19). Open Access.

Domains of Transformation from article in Sustainability.

Pimbert, M.P. and G. Borrini-Feyerabend, 2019. Nourishing life— territories of life and food sovereignty,
Policy Brief of the ICCA Consortium no. 6., ICCA Consortium, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University and CENESTA, Tehran.

Meek, D. and C.R. Anderson. (2019). Scale and the Politics of the Organic Transition in Sikkim, India. Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.

Bruil, J. and P. Gubbels. 2019. Scaling Agroecology in the Sahel: Good Practice.

Claeys, P. and Edelman, E. (2019). Grassroots Voices. The United Nations Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas. Journal of Peasant Studies.

Anderson, C.R., Maughan, C. and Pimbert, M.P. (2019). Aprendizaje agroecológico transformador en Europa: Creación de conciencia, habilidades y capacidad colectiva para la soberanía alimentaria. Revista. 37, 54-55.

Chappell, J. (2019). Continuing on the Road to Ending Hunger. Food First Backgrounder.

Milgroom, J., Anderson, C.R., Chappell, M.J. (2019). A Guide to Mapping For Food System Change. The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience and Cultivate! Coventry, UK.

Anderson, C. R., Bruil, J., Chappell, M. J., Kiss, C., & Pimbert, M. P. (2019). From Transition to Domains of Transformation: Getting to Sustainable and Just Food Systems through Agroecology. Sustainability, 11(19). Open Access.

Anderson, C. R., Binimelis, R., Pimbert, M. P., & Rivera-Ferre, M. G. (2019). Introduction to the symposium on critical adult education in food movements: learning for transformation in and beyond food movements—the why, where, how and the what next? Agriculture and Human Values, 36(3).

Pimbert, M. (2018). Global status of agroecology: a perspective on current practices, potential and challenges. Economic and Political Weekly, 53(41), 52-57.

Bruil, J., Anderson, C.R., Bernhart, A. and M.P. Pimbert (2019). Strengthening FAO’s Commitment to Agroecology. Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship Series. Coventry: Coventry University.

Anderson, C.R., Maughan, C. and M.P. Pimbert (2019). Transformative Agroecology Learning in Europe: Building Consciousness, Skills and Collective Capacity for Food Sovereignty. Journal of Agriculture and Human Values, Open Access.

Maughan, C., & Ferrando, T. (2019). Land as a Commons: examples from the UK and Italy. In J. L. Vivero, T. Ferrando, & O. De Schutter (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Food as a Commons Routledge.

Pimbert, M. (2019). Food Sovereignty. In P. Ferranti, E. Berry, & A. Jock (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Food Security and Sustainability (1 ed., Vol. 3, pp. 181-189). Elsevier.

Recanati, F., Maughan, C., Pedrotti, M., Dembska, K., & Antonelli, M. (2019) Assessing the role of CAP for more sustainable and healthier food systems in Europe: A literature review. Science of the Total Environment, 653, 908-919.

2018 Agroecology Publications

Van Dyck, B., Vankeerberghen, A., Massart, E., Maughan, N., and Visser, M. (2018). Institutionalization of participatory food system research: encouraging reflexivity and collective relational learning. Agroecología 13(1), 21-32.

Pimbert, M. P. (2018). Constructing Knowledge for Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural DiversityFood sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity: constructing and contesting knowledge. London: Routledge. In M. P. Pimbert (Ed.), Food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. Constructing and contesting knowledge (pp. 259–321). London: Routledge.

Pimbert, M. P. (2018). Democratizing knowledge and ways of knowing for food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. In M. P. Pimbert (Ed.), Food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. Constructing and contesting knowledge (pp. 259–321). London: Routledge.

Anderson, C., Maughan, C. Bernhart, A., Friso, J., Thomas, K. (2018) Farm Hack. Agroecology Learning for Transformation – Pedagogies, Tools and Dynamics Series. European Agroecology Knowledge Exchange Network. Available at: www.eurovia.org.

Chappell, M. J. (2018) Beginning to end hunger: Food and the environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and beyond. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Chappell, M. J., Bernhart, A., Bachmann, L., Gonçalves, A. L., Seck, S., Nandul, P., & Cristo dos Santos, A. (2018) Agroecology as a pathway towards sustainable food systems. Aachen: MISEREOR.

Claeys, P. (2018) The rise of new rights for peasants. From reliance on NGO intermediaries to direct representationTransnational Legal Theory, 1-14

Claeys, P. & Duncan, J. (2018) Do we need to categorize it? Reflections on constituencies and quotas as tools for negotiating difference in the global food sovereignty convergence space. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 1-22.

Duncan, J., & Claeys, P. (2018) Politicizing food security governance through participation: opportunities and opposition. Food Security, 10(6), 1411-1424.

Finley, L., Chappell, M. J., Moore, J. R., & Thiers, P. (2018) Does organic farming present greater opportunities for employment and community development than conventional farming? A survey-based investigation in California and Washington. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 42(5), 552-572.

Halpert, M.-T., & Chappell, M. J. (2017) Prima facie reasons to question enclosed intellectual property regimes and favor open-source regimes for germplasm [version 1; referees: 3 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. F1000Research, 6(284).

Joshi, D., Platteeuw, J., Singh, J., & Teoh, J. (2018) Watered down? Civil society organizations and hydropower development in the Darjeeling and Sikkim regions, Eastern Himalaya: A comparative studyClimate Policy, 1-15.

Levkoe, C. Z., Brem-Wilson, J. & Anderson, C. R. (2018) People, power, change: three pillars of a food sovereignty research praxis. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 1-24. Open Access.

Maughan, C. (2018) ‘Food from Nowhere’: Food, Fuel and the Fantastical. Open Library of Humanities, 4(1).

Maughan, C., Anderson, C., Bernhart, A., Friso, J., Thomas, K. (2018) Learning as a Social Movement Strategy. Agroecology Learning for Transformation – Pedagogies, Tools and Dynamics Series. European Agroecology Knowledge Exchange Network. Available at: www.eurovia.org.

Pimbert, M. (2018) Global Status of Agroecology: A Perspective on Current Practices, Potential and Challenges. Review of Environment and Development, 53(41), 32-57

Maughan, C., Pedersen, R. L., & Pitt, H. (2018). The problems, promise and pragmatism of community food growingRenewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-5.

Pimbert, M.P. (2018) Food Sovereignty and the regeneration of terraced landscapesAnnales. Series Historia and Sociologia, 28(4):779-794.Pimbert, M.P. (2018) Democratising food and agricultural researchIn: Food Ethics Council. ‘For whom? Questioning the food and farming research agenda’.

Pimbert, M. and Anderson, C.R. (2018) The battle for the future of farming: what you need to know. The Conversation. Nov. 21, 2018.

Pimbert, M.P., & Lemke, S. (2018) Using agroecology to enhance dietary diversity. UNSCN-News: Advancing equity, equality and non-discrimination in food systems: Pathways to reform, 2018(45): 33-43.

Pimbert, M.P.; Moeller, N.I. (2018) Absent Agroecology Aid: On UK Agricultural Development Assistance Since 2010. Sustainability, 10, 505.

Wittman, H., Chappell, M. J., Abson, D. J., Bezner Kerr, R., Blesh, J., Hanspach, J., Perfecto, I., and Fischer, J. (2017) A social–ecological perspective on harmonizing food security and biodiversity conservation.Regional Environmental Change, 17(5), 1291-1301.

2017 Agroecology Publications

Tornaghi, C.(2017). Urban Agriculture in the food-disabling city: (Re) defining urban food justice, reimagining a politics of empowerment.Antipode. 49 (3), 781–801.

Tornaghi, C. and Hoekstra, F. (2017). Editorial to a special issue on Urban Agroecology. Urban Agriculture Magazine. RUAF. No. 33, pp. 3-4.

Deh-Tor, C.M. (2017). From Agriculture in the City to an Agroecological Urbanism: The transformative pathway of urban (political) agroecology.Urban Agriculture Magazine. RUAF. No. 33, pp. 8-10.

Anderson, C. and Butterly, D. (2017) Policy From Below for Food Sovereignty and Agroecology: The People’s Food Policy Process in England. 

Anderson, C., Maughan, C. Vizy, M., and R. Dunn, Pimbert, M.  (2017) Agroecology Learning and Training for Solidarity.

Butterly, D., Fitzpatrick, I., Rodker, O, Laughton, R., Anderson, C.R., Chow, H., Simpson, L. and A. Goldring (2017) A People’s Food Policy. https://www.peoplesfoodpolicy.org.

Chappell, M. J. & Schneider, M. L. (2017) The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics. Rawlinson, M. C. & Ward, C. (eds.). New York, NY: Routledge, p. 419-429 11 p. (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics)

Laforge, J. M. L., Anderson, C. R., & McLachlan, S. M. (2017) Governments, grassroots, and the struggle for local food systems: containing, coopting, contesting and collaborating. Agriculture and Human Values.  Download Pre-print Version Here

Maughan, C., Anderson, C. and M. Pimbert. (2017) Transformative Agroecology Learning in Europe: Building Consciousness, Skills and Collective Capacity for Food Sovereignty.

Pimbert, M. (2017) Towards a transformative urban agroecology. Urban Agriculture Magazine. p. 15-17 3 p.

Pimbert, M. (2017) Agroecology as an Alternative Vision to Conventional Development and Climate Smart Agriculture. Development. 58, *2-3):. 286-298.

Vaarst, M., Getz Escudero, A., Chappell, M. J., Brinkley, C., Nijbroek, R., Arraes, N. A. M., Andreasen, L., Gattinger, A., Fonseca de Almeida, G., Bossio, D. & Halberg, N.  (2017). Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 42, 6, p. 686-711 26 p.

Anderson, C.R., Silivay. J. and K. Lobe. (2017) Community organisations for food systems change:
reflecting on food movement dynamics in Manitoba. In: People’s Knowledge Editorial Collective (Eds). (2017). Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship Series. Coventry: Coventry University. Available at: www.coventry.ac.uk/everyday-experts

2016 Agroecology Publications

Wakeford, T., Anderson, C.R., Pimbert, M.P. and R. Charanya. (2016) Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge. Farming Matters.

Anderson, C. R., & McLachlan, S. M. (2016) Transformative research as knowledge mobilization: Transmedia, bridges, and layers. Action Research, 14(3), 295-317.

Farming Matters Agroecology EN_Page_12015 Agroecology Publications

Anderson, C. R., Pimbert, M. and C. Kiss (2015) Building, Defending and Strengthening Agroecology: Global Struggles for Food Sovereignty. Farming Matters. Related video available hereTranslations: Français and Español

2014 Agroecology Publications

Levidow, L. , Pimbert, M. and Vanloqueren, G. (2014) Agroecological research: conforming – or transforming the dominant agro-food regime? Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, volume 38 (10): 1127-1155 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2014.951459 

Anderson, C. R., McLachlan, S. M., McDonald, W., & Gardiner, J. (2014) Navigating the fault lines in civic food networksJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, 4(3), 79–99.

Anderson, C. R., Brushett, L., Gray, T. W., & Renting, H. (2014) Working together to build cooperative food systems. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, 4(3), 3-9.