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Hot off the press: New Open Access Book on Transformations Towards More Just and Sustainable Food Systems

This new open access book develops a framework for advancing agroecology in transformations towards more just and sustainable food systems focusing on power, politics and governance. It explores the potential of agroecology as a sustainable and socially just alternative to today’s dominant food regime.  Agroecology Now! Transformations Towards More Just and …

Agroecology and Organics in Sikkim – New Video and Upcoming Talks

When the government of Sikkim (Northeast Indian State) won the prize for “Best Policy to Scale Up Agroecology” in the world, my interest was piqued. I have long been grappling with questions about the role of government in Agroecology, food sovereignty and other forms of bottom-up alternative paradigms. The issue …

Scaling Agroecology – Some of The Latest Thinking in 6 Edited Collections!

There has been a lot of talk about the scaling of agroecology as a new paradigm for food and agriculture. There have been calls for scaling up, scaling out, massification, transitions, transformations and more. This new thinking on how to advance agroecology couldn’t be more relevant in the growing ecological …

We’re Hiring – Associate Professor in Political Ecology and People’s Knowledge

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, transdisciplinary team engaged in research that contributes to the development of socially just and resilient food and water systems. The post holder will contribute to the collaborative  leadership of the Centre for Agroecology,Water and Resilience, with emphasis on advancing political ecology and people’s …

Agroecology film and publication now available in three languages (EN, ES, FR)

English (French and Spanish Available Below) A movement is growing. Traditional forms of agroecology has been practiced for millennia in diverse places around the world. Today, we are witnessing the mobilization of transnational social movements to build, defend and strengthen agroecology as the pathway towards a most just, sustainable and …

The battle for the future of farming: what you need to know

Most concede that there is an urgent need to radically transform our food systems. But the proposed innovations for more sustainable food systems are drastically different. Which we choose will have long-lasting effects on human society and the planet. This article, written by Michel Pimbert and Colin Anderson was published …

Strengthening a Transformative Agroecology Learning approach in Europe: Four Pillars

Is there something distinctive about agroecology learning and training? How is learning a part of the struggle for food sovereignty, or other social movements for social justice and sustainability? What examples are there of this in Europe? And how can these projects be supported and developed? An open access (free …

Magic in a Movement: The Fight for a Just Food System in the USA (Personal Reflections)

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance met from October 12-15 to advance the USA food movement for a more democratic, sustainable and just food system. I accompanied over 150 other souls from different corners of the country who convened on Lummi and Nooksack land in Coast Salish Territory, in the city …

A “Community Supported Journal”​ worth Supporting on Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development (JAFSCD) is a community supported journal, free to read (online) and has a range of articles that will be of interest to anyone interested in research, organizing and activism related to efforts to create a more sustainable and just food system. I believe this …

People, power, change: three pillars of a food sovereignty research praxis

Our group has published a new article on the practice of food sovereignty research, available open access from the Journal of Peasant Studies. 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. The …

The fight for agroecology in the United Kingdom

Interest in agroecology is spreading around the globe. In February 2015, social movements brought together pastoralists, farmers, fisherfolk, peasants, indigenous peoples, women’s movements and urban citizens together from around the globe to write the declaration of the international forum on agroecology. This clarion call for agroecology demands that agriculture and …

Agroecological family farmers can become “the backbone of food security in Europe”

In September 2015, family farmer Jyoti Fernandes spoke at a Policy Debate in the European Parliament. Being part of the UK Landworkers’ Alliance and the European Coordination of La Vía Campesina (host of the debate), Jyoti articulated the need for the EU to support family farmers and for farmer organizations …

New publication: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology

September 2015: A new publication  (Français and Español) and video explore the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives. They are produced by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University and ILEIA, the Centre for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture. “Agroecology is the answer to how …

Putting Agroecology on the Plate in the EU: Joining food providers, the FAO and scientists in the global agroecology movement

“We have built Agroecology through many initiatives and struggles…Policy makers cannot move forward on Agroecology without us… join us in the collective task of collectively constructing Agroecology as part of our popular struggles to build a better world, a world based on mutual respect, social justice, equity, solidarity and harmony …

Launch of Agroecology for Food Sovereignty Project – St. Ulrich Workshop

On March 25-27, we met in St. Ulrich, Germany to launch the project: “Agroecology for Food Sovereignty.” Project partners including GRAIN, the European Coordination of La Via Campesina, the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Agronauten, BEDE, FIRAB and the Landworkers’ Alliance met for an initial planning and methodological workshop. This productive …