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Conference on Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems in Europe

Julie Flament, 19 juin 2013

Conference on Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems in Europe :
A Transformative Agenda

June 26-27 2013

Extract of the Summary workshop paper :

"Agroecology historically has been defined as the application of ecology to agricultural systems. From a
broader perspective, agroecology has three practical forms – a scientific discipline, an agricultural
practice and a social movement. Their integration has provided a collective-action mode for contesting
the dominant productivist agro-food regime and creating alternatives, especially through linkages with a
wider agenda for food sovereignty.

At the same time, agroecology is becoming a new buzzword, perhaps analogous to ‘sustainable
agriculture’ in the 1990s. The term ‘agroecology’ has been recently adopted by some actors who have
promoted conventional agriculture. Therefore it is important to clarify the different potential strategies
for upscaling agroecology. It can play different roles – either conforming to the dominant regime, or
else helping to transform it – contingent on specific empowerment strategies.
(...) "

More information and program on : http://www.ensser.org/increasing-public-information/agroecology-conference/

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