By V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the 1st e-book to target agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented approach. utilizing a mixed theoretical and functional strategy, this choice of paintings from pioneers within the topic in addition to the newest iteration of said leaders engages social actors on assorted geo-political scales to remodel the worldwide agrifood system.

The e-book is split into sections, with the 1st supplying conceptual bases and the second one proposing case reports. It describes recommendations and purposes of transdisciplinary study and participatory motion study (PAR). Transdisciplinary examine integrates assorted educational disciplines in addition to assorted sorts of wisdom, together with experiential, cultural, and non secular. Participatory motion study provides a fashion of attractive all proper actors with a view to create an equitable means of examine, mirrored image, and job to make wanted alterations. Six case reports express how practitioners have grappled with employing this integration in agroecological paintings inside various geographic and socio-ecological contexts.

An specific and demanding dialogue of various views within the starting to be box of agroecology, this e-book covers the conceptual and empirical fabric of an agroecological procedure that aspires to be extra transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented. as well as illustrating structures of agroecology that would increase nutrition platforms all over the world, it lays the basis for extra recommendations to create higher sustainability for every person, ecologies, and landscapes.

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Agroecology increases productivity through optimization by diversifying production systems, generating a variety of agricultural products tailored to farmers’ practices and needs, as well as natural ecosystem processes. Research shows that small diversified systems have higher yields than large industrialized monocultures, if all output and externalities are measured. Furthermore, diversified systems produce an array of additional benefits—increased nutrient recycling, reduced dependency on chemical inputs, more robust food supply for local consumption, stronger rural economies, and farmers connected through exchange networks (Altieri and Nicholls 2008; Gliessman 1998; Parmentier 2014).

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