[May 11, 2018] What is NOT Agroecology?

“Last post we focused on introducing agroecology through its key areas (production, environment, and society) and its foundational principles (systems, production, biodiversity, and resilience). The agroecology framework motivates sustainable crop production and natural resource management within resilient and biodiverse food systems. Our framework is intentionally broad to encompass the many facets of sustainability in philosophy and practice. Our approach considers agroecology as a process towards sustainability that clearly articulates a context or baseline to progress towards that lofty goal. The broadest context can be the goals of sustainability, while a more specific context and baseline can be the local environment conditions, the ecological interactions or dynamics of a defined agroecosystem, and the economic and political capital impacting the farming community.”

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