Land Skills Fair: This is What Diversity Looks Like!
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Land Skills Fair: This is What Diversity Looks Like!

This post is a reflection on the Land Skills Fair that took place in the UK from 13th to 15th August 2021. The event was the first major in-person gathering organised by the Landworkers’ Alliance since the covid pandemic – it centred not only their commitment to up-skilling for the agroecological transition, but also to…

Join us: Workshop on “Making Money Move for Agroecology”
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Join us: Workshop on “Making Money Move for Agroecology”

EVENT DETAILS Date: April 19, 2021 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CET Organiser: CIDSE and CAWR Supported by: BIOVISION and ASP-TA Languages: English/French/Spanish Pre-registration required:REGISTER HERE. Deadline: 16 April 2021 The ecological, economic and social problems in food systems are now undeniable – urgent transformative change is needed. Agroecology is the leading approach to confront these problems.  Yet, research…

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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…

Join in on a Range of Online Workshops with CAWR at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
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Join in on a Range of Online Workshops with CAWR at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

This year the Oxford Real Farming Conference or ORFC is going online and global with a 7-day programme (7-13 Jan) of talks and workshops from across the world. The event  will give food and farming activists, including producers, researchers, policy-makers and NGOs the chance to come together as a movement to exchange ideas, learn from…

Shifting European Finance towards Food Systems Tranformation: A Webinar
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Shifting European Finance towards Food Systems Tranformation: A Webinar

Biovision Foundation, CIDSE, IPES-Food, AgroecologyNow! at the Center for Agroecology Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Coalition Contre la Faim, DanChurchAid, are presenting a webinar on  “Shifting European Finance towards Food System Transformation”. The event will take place on the 26th of November, from 2 to 4PM CET. More info…

Domains of Transformation for a More Just and Sustainable Food System: A Berkeley Seminar
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Domains of Transformation for a More Just and Sustainable Food System: A Berkeley Seminar

This seminar by Colin Anderson  will present and discuss the work of the AgroecologyNow! group at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience. The talk will focus on Agroecology and Sustainability Transitions-Transformations. Seminar: 1-2 pm Friday, 15 March 2019 114 Morgan Hall (or Morgan Lounge) – UC Berkeley Agroecology is being presented as an approach to (re)designing sustainable…

Live-Streamed Seminar: Agroecology Transitions-Transformations for A more Just and Sustainable Food System
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Live-Streamed Seminar: Agroecology Transitions-Transformations for A more Just and Sustainable Food System

What is needed to make the transition transformation for more sustainable and just food systems? In this Seminar, the AgroecologyNow! group at CAWR will present a framework they have developed for understanding and enabling agroecology transitions-transformations. This material is being developed into a book that will be published in the coming year. This workshop was…

The Politics of Co-optation: in the Struggle for Just Sustainability: Stuffing Agroecology into the Innovation Box
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The Politics of Co-optation: in the Struggle for Just Sustainability: Stuffing Agroecology into the Innovation Box

See below for more detailed description of this ‘Politics of Co-optation’ seminar/workshop at  Laboratoire Agriculture Urbaine List of freely available pieces of related writing that I will draw from are at the bottom of this page. Contact for follow up: colin.anderson@coventry.ac.uk  This is what the politics of co-optation looks like: Powerful actors and systems are…

Agroecology Learning Exchange – Uganda
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Agroecology Learning Exchange – Uganda

The Agroecology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) convened the Agroecology Learning Exchange in Uganda from May 10-13, 2016. About 90 people from six continents met for four days on an organic farm and agroecological training centre near Massaka, in central Uganda. The Agroecology Learning Exchange was designed as a…

ORFC16: Building Bridges
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ORFC16: Building Bridges

Highlights from the Land Workers’ Alliance at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2016 The Oxford Real Farming Conference is a highlight of the agricultural calendar to farmers, campaigners and activists working for agroecology and Food Sovereignty in the UK. This years conference, January 6th and 7th, was no exception, with delegates joining from across the…

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La Via Campesina, Agroecology and COP21

Recent COP21 talks in Paris might have been a disaster for agroecology. But they were also an opportunity for international activist groups like La Via Campesina to come together and network, share and build the social movements that will change the world. Over 200 members of La Via Campesina, from every continent, met at La Confédération…

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Opinion: The Paris Agreement – A Disaster for Agroecology

A reflection on COP21 by Lynne Davis The superlatives used to describe the outcomes of the COP21 talks in Paris might convince us that human kind has made some giant leap toward genuine sustainability. Negotiators from 200 countries came together, accepted that climate change is real, that governments need to act to stop it and most…

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DARE UK Meeting (2015)

Exploring Farmer-Led Innovations and Research June 29 to July 2nd saw an inspiring group of farmers and researchers from across Europe come together at Monkton Wyld Court, a sustainable education centre for sustainable living located in Dorset, in the southwestern part of England. This was the forth and final gathering in a series of European exchanges to…

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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 meeting led to the solidification…

DARE Lifelong Learning Programme – Swiss Meeting (2015)
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DARE Lifelong Learning Programme – Swiss Meeting (2015)

Grass-roots research and innovation in urban agriculture DARE Lifelong Learning Programme partners met for the third time on a frosty week between February 1-5, 2015 in Switzerland at a DARE gathering hosted by the Federation of Local Contract Farming in Western Switzerland (FRACP). The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 42 European organisations…

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Collaborative research projects on participatory plant breeding: DARE – France Meeting (2014)

Co-research in participatory plant breeding and innovations in developing agricultural biodiversity In the summer of 2014 (July 6-8) DARE partners met for the second time in Montpellier, France at a gathering hosted by Biodiversité, Échanges et Diffusion d’Expériences (BEDE), a French international solidarity organization. Collaborative research projects on participatory plant breeding and co-innovation for the development of agricultural…

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DARE Swiss Meeting (2015)

Grass-roots research and innovation in urban agriculture Partners met for the third time on a frosty week between February 1-5, 2015 in Switzerland at a DARE gathering hosted by the Federation of Local Contract Farming in Western Switzerland (FRACP). The FRACP brings together close to thirty Local Contract Farming networks (in English known as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA)…

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Democratising Agricultural Research Europe

Project Description Democratizing Agriculture Research in Europe, or D.A.R.E., is a European Union funded Grundtvig project that aims to foster face-to-face exchange of experiences, practices, methodologies and co-operation between agricultural producers, researchers and food activists to increase awareness on the cultural, social and economic dimensions of European agro-environmental initiatives. DARE is built on a partnership between 4…

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DARE France Meeting (2014)

Co-research in participatory plant breeding and innovations in developing agricultural biodiversity In the summer of 2014 (July 6-8) DARE partners met for the second time in Montpellier, France at a gathering hosted by Biodiversité, Échanges et Diffusion d’Expériences (BEDE), a French international solidarity organization. Collaborative research projects on participatory plant breeding and co-innovation for the development of agricultural…