A multitude of alternatives to industrial agriculture are emerging, and small-scale farmers have been the pioneers of one such alternative, known as agroecology. As an integrative interdisciplinary science, agroecology offers techniques for producing healthy food and restoring ecosystems. Rooted in ecological and human rights-based values, agroecology could be integral to a transition from our current food system to one that is equitable and sustainable.
Zoe VanGelder joins Josh Wise to talk about the case study of the Mexican farm group ANEC, and how they are meeting farmers where they are at to begin the transition from conventional farming to agroecology.
You can read the full case study at: www.iatp.org/sites/default/file…ecology_ZV_f_0.pdf