Embracing Critical Friendship for Agroecology Transitions

Embracing Critical Friendship for Agroecology Transitions

This article explains the notion of the critical friend, and discusses its value as an approach to systematizing a self-critical approach to our work as people interested in advancing agroecology and other aspects of social change. Written by Colin Anderson, Chris Maughan and Sydney Blume, the article is also published in a new publication series…

Collection of publications (2014-2021)
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Collection of publications (2014-2021)

People associated with AgroecologyNow! has published a large collection of publications. It is a wide a range of different materials for a diversity of audiences, including researchers, activists, policy-makers and practitioners. 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…

What’s up with AgroecologyNow!? 2021/09 Update

What’s up with AgroecologyNow!? 2021/09 Update

AgroecologyNow! works with partners in social movements, civil society, governments and research institutions to promote a transformative agroecology for food sovereignty and social justice: www.agroecologynow.net. See below for some highlights of our latest work and highlights from what’s up in networks, including free-to-download articles, videos and other resources. Please feel free to copy/adapt parts for…

New Policy Brief: Transforming Development Aid to Support Agroecology

New Policy Brief: Transforming Development Aid to Support Agroecology

It’s time to make money move for agroecology and together foster social justice and sustainability in food systems! Policy Brief by CIDSE and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University. April 2021 English PDF – French PDF – Spanish PDF In this policy brief, launched during a webinar on 19 April 2021, we present a…

What’s up with AgroecologyNow!? 2021-04

What’s up with AgroecologyNow!? 2021-04

See below for some highlights of our latest work and highlights from what’s up in networks, including free-to-download articles, videos and other resources. Please pass some or all of this on to your networks or to copy/adapt parts for use in newsletters, etc.or share the entire update via this link: https://wp.me/P67WNH-Nc.* Posts marked with a star include…

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ORFC 2021: Financing Agroecology: Workshop

This page aggregates materials and outcomes from the workshop on January 7th at the ORFC 2021 titled, “Financing Agroecology: From Tweaking to Transformation…!” led by Nina Moeller and Colin Anderson from CAWR. Follow this page to find more general information about our research and the wider body of research on “financing Agroecology“. See also related…

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

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 Sustainable Food Systems – Download…

What’s Up With Agroecology Now!? 2020/11 Update

What’s Up With Agroecology Now!? 2020/11 Update

See below for some highlights of our latest work and what’s up in our networks, including free-to-download articles and videos. Please pass some or all of this on to your networks or to copy/adapt parts for use in newsletters, etc. There are also a number of recent and freely downloadable articles listed at the end…

Agroecology Transformations: Open Access Book
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Agroecology Transformations: Open Access Book

This open access book published by Palgrave develops a framework for advancing agroecology transformations 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 is an ecological approach to farming that addresses climate change and biodiversity loss while contributing to…

Peoples’ Food Policy Processes

Peoples’ Food Policy Processes

What would food policy look like if it put people and planet first? How can social movements work to deepen our analysis of the problems, to strengthen relationships across boundaries and to effectively articulate our demands to policy-makers? How can government be opened up based on practices of participatory democracy and how can we continually…

Reading for Food Justice

Reading for Food Justice

This project involved critically analyzing the policy documents and statements that have been published by different organisations in post-brexit Britain to read between the lines and help understand the power and politics behind these positions.  Outcomes: Paper in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development sharing the findings of this work. A research…

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Agroecology research mailing list

This agroecology research mailing list is a discussion forum for a growing network of critical agroecology researcher across the UK, Europe and beyond. Its focus is on the social, political and economic aspects of agroecological transformations of food systems as much as on the ecological ones. It was set up after two important sessions at…

Bibliography on Agroecology Transitions and Transformation

This is a bibliography on agroecology transitions. A collection of research articles that we have flagged as directly relevant for agroecology transitions and transformations. We are using this bibliography for the production of a book on agroecology transformation (set for publication in November 2020). Email: colin.anderson@coventry.ac.uk if you have suggestions for new entries. Bibliography (Last…

Video collection 1
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Video collection 1

This ‘Video collection 1’ links to a variety of videos with diverse perspectives on agroecology as a means to cool the planet, realise food sovereignty and food security, find better gender balances and domains, and reveals agroecology as community building and pathway to a more-than-sustainable future with climate justice. First the AN! youtube playlist, which…

Agroecology and Organics in Sikkim – New Video and Upcoming Talks

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 of Organics in Sikkim has…

Scaling Agroecology –  Some of The Latest Thinking in 6 Edited Collections!
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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 and social crises. A range…

What’s Up With Agroecology Now!? 2019/05 Update

What’s Up With Agroecology Now!? 2019/05 Update

See below for some highlights of the latest ideas and updates. Feel free to pass some or all of this on to your networks or to copy/adapt parts for use in newsletters, etc.  We’re Hiring – Associate Professor in Political Ecology and People’s Knowledge The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience is recruiting a candidate…

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

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 knowledge throughout the programmes of…