1. Agroecology is a scientific discipline, a set of practices and a social movement. As a science, it studies how different components of the agroecosystem interact. As a set of practices, it seeks sustainable farming systems that optimize and stabilize yields. As a social movement, it pursues...
  2. The global food system is at a crossroads. Agriculture must meet the challenges of hunger and malnutrition – against a backdrop of population growth, increased pressure on natural resources including soils and water, the loss of biodiversity, and the uncertainties associated with climate change....
  3. Agroecology - the application of the science of ecology to agricultural systems - is increasingly recognized as the way forward for agriculture. Further, agroecology is more than a science, it is also a practice and a movement. Conceived in this manner, the knowledge of farmers takes center...
  4. El sistema mundial de alimentos se encuentra en un momento crítico. La agricultura debe hacer frente a los desafíos que plantean el hambre y la malnutrición en un contexto de crecimiento de la población, aumento de la presión sobre los recursos naturales —incluidos los suelos y el agua—, pérdida...