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What’s Up With Agroecology Now!? 2020/03 Update

What’s Up With Agroecology Now!? 2020/03 Update

See below for some highlights of our latest work, including free to download articles and videos. Feel free to 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 below.

New CAWR-Food First Backgrounder: Scaling Agroecology from the Bottom up: Six Domains of Transformation

How can agroecology be advanced, amplified, scaled up and out? In each context, there are enabling and disabling conditions that shape the potential for agroecology to be scaled. This Food First Issue Brief presents an overview of our work at AgroecologyNow! and identifies six ‘domains of transformation’ that are essential to consider in agroecology transformations. Click here: https://wp.me/p67WNH-yg 

Publication of Special Issue on Agroecology Transformations

This special issue, published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, includes six articles that present new insights into the processes and the kinds of transformations needed to enable agroecology as a model for a more just and sustainable food system. Available at: https://wp.me/p67WNH-yt

Lume: New publication on method of economic-ecological analysis to support Agroecology

In this latest book in the Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship Series published by CAWR, the authors present a brilliant new publication and framework for the study of the economic basis that can support agroecology and the livelihoods of family farmers and indigenous people. Available at: https://wp.me/s67WNH-lume 

Call for input: Crowdsourced curated resource list of ‘protocols for participatory, engaged-, decolonial, Indigenous, feminist research’

The People’s Knowledge group is putting together a curated resource list of research protocols from different perspectives/traditions/positionalities. This might include best practices, examples of memorandums of understanding (MoUs), letters of agreement, or other modes of formalisation in research relationships. You can see other resource lists we’ve developed on Citizen Science and Participatory Video here (https://tinyurl.com/u7cb53a). Do you have anything to add? Ideas? Comments? Links? Email: colin.anderson@coventry.ac.uk.

Participatory approaches to science and technology

This post discusses participatory technology assessment, sharing its key features and providing case studies to illustrate some of its dimensions. Available at: https://wp.me/s6tuKo-pta 

Book Review of Everyday Experts – Transforming the Food System Is the People’s Work: Experiential Knowledge Shows us the Way

Check out this book review in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development of our open access book, “Everyday Experts: How people’s knowledge can transform the food system. (https://tinyurl.com/vnothd5) “…If you have read, or written, about how society needs a trans­formation in how we go about addressing social justice and environmental sustainability or regen­eration in the face of mounting global challenges, this book will be a valuable contribution to your reading list and you might find inspiration here. In fact, it would be hard not to. . . .” Download the book here: https://tinyurl.com/ycesslmu 

Call for interventions – *Food matters* the role of your dinner plate in degrowing the economy

A call for contributions to the Degrowth2020 conference in Manchester (1-5 September) by our colleagues Nina Moeller and Martin Pedersen. They are inviting contributions that explore alternative visions for transforming food production and distribution and what their different implications are for individual, community and planetary health, as well as for the configuration of power relations: what kinds of livelihoods and what kinds of habitats are created by any particular vision? Click here: https://tinyurl.com/s5qscud 

New E-Learning Course: Introduction to the global governance of food and agriculture from a sovereignty perspective

Want to know more about food policy/governance in the United Nations (e.g. Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO, UN Human Right Council, etc)? Curious about how Food Sovereignty relates to these institutions? Then check out this free e-course. Our collaborators at Schola Campesina have just launched this new e-learning course on the global governance of food. Click here: https://tinyurl.com/s6xyl2k 

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