Tag Archives: Agroecology

Agroecology and Ecoagriculture: Coming to Terms with the Terminology

By Margie Miller, EcoAgriculture Partners With the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security just around the corner, a colleague of mine was recently asked by a peer to explain the difference between agroecology and ecoagriculture. “Funny you … Continue reading

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Soil Restoration in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve/Restauración de Suelos en la Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda, México

By/Por Esther Díaz Pérez English Español After centuries of farming practices in the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre Oriental, the scars of deforestation are indelibly marked on the area known as Sierra Gorda. In the past, the steep slopes lost … Continue reading

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Permaculture and Agroecology: Building Household Demonstrations to Improve Food Security, Livelihoods, and Ecosystems in Malawi

By Chisomo Kamchacha, Evaluation Specialist, Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology, Malawi Rhoda lives with her mother and sister near Lilongwe, Malawi, and grows a diverse range of vegetables for consumption and for sale. Selling vegetables is an additional income … Continue reading

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A New Frame for Agricultural Intensification

Three strong perspectives characterized the Roundtable on the Landscapes Blog, and challenged readers to rethink the frame in which sustainable intensification is set. Professor Joern Fischer dispels notions of optimizing for one output, arguing that many traditional systems are efficient as … Continue reading

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An Agroecological Graphic Break

Presenting a stark contrast between industrial agriculture and agroecological methods, this infographic developed by the Christensen Fund actually depicts the complexity of agricultural landscapes, as well as the interactions and interdependencies of different land use types.

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Nature + People and Food

Moving rapidly from climate change and agriculture, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress began yesterday morning in Jeju, South Korea. With this year’s theme ‘Nature +’ the Congress is looking beyond conservation and environmental protection, … Continue reading

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Landscape-Level Conservation Agriculture

Conservation agriculture has been promoted as a means to increase water and nutrient efficiencies in semi-arid regions of African, through a suite of practices such as cover-cropping and no-till agriculture. However, adoption of conservation agriculture on the continent has been … Continue reading

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Biodiversity and Organic Agriculture: A Symbiotic Relationship

Last week, we highlighted recent research and discussion around organic versus conventional agricultural methods as a means to feed the world. Today, Dr. Lise Andreasen, International Coordinator for the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS) in Denmark, … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap

“The world already produces more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet,” noted an article from the Institute for Food and Development Policy. Referencing a new study in the journal Nature by Seufert, Ramankutty, and Foley, the … Continue reading

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Agroecological Grazing at Scale

A recent article in the open-source journal Solutions describes an integrated approach to the provision of public ecosystem services. Authors Joshua Farley, Abdon Schmitt F., Juan Alvez, and Norton Ribeiro de Freitas Jr. present an example of Management-Intensive Grazing (MIG) as … Continue reading

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