Agroecology is considered jointly as a science, a practice and a social movement . It encompasses the whole food system from the soil to the organization of human societies. It is value-laden and based on core principles.

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The Association intends to place agroecology high on the European agenda of sustainable development of farming and food systems. It intends to foster interactions between actors in science, practice and social movements, by facilitating knowledge sharing and action.

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The Association has a non-profit and international goal. The society aims to analyse, design, develop and promote the transition towards agroecology-based farming and food systems. The overall goal of the Association is to: support agroecological research, education and training.

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    Transition to Agro-Ecology For a Food Secure World by Jelleke de Nooy van Tol

    Our global agricultural and food system is broken and needs to transition to one that is more sustainable and beneficial to the world’s population. This seems hard in the face of the linked challenges of climate change, natural resource depletion, and worldwide economic and social upheaval. At the same time, farmer-led social movements are growing, and there is increasing recognition that agroecology and food sovereignty are key solutions for both nutritious food security and climate change adaptation. This book takes you along in the transition to agroecology, which is already happening, worldwide! The author shows us the as of yet dispersed but growing movement of many smallholder farmers, projects, programs, research, and policy agendas that are making the change. Since the daily news prevents us from noticing, Jelleke shows us the most beautiful and intriguing examples of ground-breaking people and projects. She gives you the keys for transition. She makes us look back from 2030. What have we done by then—you and I, your friends and colleagues, investors and politicians—to have arrived in a changed food-secure world where agroecology is the new normal? This book is a must-read for researchers, politicians, students, and consumers alike.

    Tol, Jelleke de Nooy van. 2016. Transition to agroecology for a food secure world. Authorhouse UK, Bloomington USA, 235 pages, isbn 978-1-5246-336-3

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    NEW ! The english version of “Better and Different ! Transforming Food Systems through Agroecology “

    The focus of this brochure : We are sceptical of agroindustrial corporations and, instead, call for agriculture based on peasant farming systems. Our approach defends diversity against monoculture and gives local markets priority over the global market. We argue against the oil and chemicals dependency of today’s agriculture and advocate the use of worms, insects and animals. Agroecological approaches not only mimic nature; they are also better for people – as diverse workers, self-employed producers, and market participants and buyers of processed goods. At its best, agroecology reveals what Old Latin always knew: that a secret connection exists between humus and humanum.

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    German version : Mit Agrarökologie die Ernährungswende gestalten

    Bei der Agrarökologie geht es nicht nur um eine Landwirtschaft, mit der der Einsatz von Pestiziden und Düngemitteln verringert, Pflanzenreste recycelt und biologische Prozesse für den Anbau von Lebensmitteln nutzbar gemacht werden. Die Agrarökologie stellt eine bestimmte Sichtweise auf unser Verhältnis zur Natur dar…

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    Scoop it – Agroecology

    Compilation of recent international news and press releases in Agroecology (in English and French).

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International agroecology Short course – May 2nd to 5th in Italy

An international Agroecology short course will be held from May 2nd to 5th, 2018 at Centre “Climate Change and Biodiversity of Lakes and Wetlands” in Polvese Island, Lake Trasimeno, Umbria (Italy)

19AGRIThere is no doubt that humanity needs an alternative agricultural development paradigm, one that encourages more ecologically sound, biodiverse, resilient, sustainable, and socially just forms of agriculture.The basis for such new systems are the myriad of ecologically based agricultural styles developed on hundreds of millions small farms that produce a large share of the food consumed today in the world, mostly without agrochemicals.



“Agroecology, for the transition towards truly sustainable food systems” in Greece

Sunday 04 February 2018, 14:00 – Thessaloniki, Greece
Join the event of the Agroecological Network of Greece ( “Agroecology, for the transition towards truly sustainable food systems” to be held in the Agrotica fair 2018,
Location : “Nikolaos Germanos” Congress Centre, Hall D.
The event will present the concept of Agroecology and the aims and actions of the Greek Agroecological Network.
Speeches of the event:
1. Agroecology and sustainable food systems
V. Gkisakis, Dr. agronomist-researcher
2. The importance of agrobiodiversity
C. Vakali, Dr. agronomist – organic farmer
3.  Organic farming as part of the agroecological paradigm
P. Papadopoulos, agronomist
4.  Case studies of agroecological management application
Κ. Papazoglou, agronomist

Watch the video of the Agroecology Europe Forum

From 25 to 27 October 2017, Lyon, France, the first Forum of the Agroecology Europe Association, was hosted by ISARA. Over 310 people from farmers, technicians, researchers, students, political decision-makers, representatives of national and European institutions, non-governmental organizations, social movements and civil society have created a participatory and in-depth discussion of multiple topics and shared their perspectives.

Watch the video of the forum Agroecology Europe :