Mainstreaming Agroecology

 

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology hosted an event in Westminster during October 2013 and released the report titled, ‘Mainstreaming Agroecology’, which is a collaborative project between Garden Organic and the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS) at Coventry University. This report highlights the relevance of agroecology as a systems-level approach to food production, encompassing all its socio-economic and political dimensions, for meeting the goal of a more sustainable food system.

The speakers, including Dr Michel Pimbert, Director of CAFS, and Dr Ulrich Schmutz from Garden Organic, highlighted the need for more research into agroecological methods and extension systems, as well as the need to develop more participatory processes for decisions relating to how we grow our food. WEN intends to continue to be involved in discussions around food and farming as this issue grows in importance. The report can be accessed here.

Via the Women’s Environmental Network