Agroecology International Summer School June-July, 2017 in Lyon, France

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Summer school Agroecology and animal production in France, Clermont Ferrand – VetaAgroSup Campus (university of agriculture)

26-29 June 2017

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Are you interested in agroecology systems? And specific in the livestock component? Would you like to broaden and deepen your understanding on this topic from a broad perspective and uropean context? Then this summer school might be something for you. Agroecology is receiving increasing attention as a sustainable solution for future agriculture. Livestock is a key component in agroecological systems. Yet livestock production gives rise to growing concerns about social and environmental consequences. Implementation of the agroecological approach therefore is of growing importance for the future of agriculture, in specific livestock systems.

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6th International Summer School in Agroecology at SLU, Alnarp, Sweden

International Summer School in Agroecology

etudiants-sur-le-terrain-1-1024x768The so-called green revolutions are based on top down processes that transfer standard technology packages. However, they have targeted farmers that can afford the technology. Starting from a critical assessment of the green revolution, we analyse the numerous alternatives to the dominant model of agriculture that implicitly or explicitly refer to agroecology. The specific feature of the international summer school is to discuss how these alternatives are positionned in the triangle connecting practices, science and social movements. The core business of the scientific committee is doing science even if the entrance point of some of us has been practices or social movements. It is expected that at the end of the Summer school, students will be able to position themselves in the triangle and assume the consequences of this positioning. Trainees will also learn to use tools that stimulate the links between the poles of the triangle in order to play a role of “innovation broker”.

The international dimension garantees the critical views of the Summer School and offers a diversity of approaches. Finally, the summer school has the ambition to build a community of young practitioners of agroecology.

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