Agroecology Now! Transformations Towards More Just and Sustainable Food Systems.
Anderson, C.R., Bruil, J., Chappell, M.J., Kiss, C., and Pimbert, M.P.,2021, Palgrave MacMillan, 199 p., ISBN 978-3-030-61315-0
This open access book published by Palgrave develops a framework for advancing agroecology transformations focusing on power, politics and governance. It explores the potential of agroecology as a sustainable and socially just alternative to today’s dominant food regime. Agroecology is an ecological approach to farming that addresses climate change and biodiversity loss while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. Agroecology transformations represent a challenge to the power of corporations in controlling food system and a rejection of the industrial food systems that are at the root of many social and ecological ills.
In this book the authors analyse the conditions that enable and disable agroecology’s potential and present six ‘domains of transformation’ where it comes into conflict with the dominant food system. This book will be a valuable resource to researchers, students, policy makers and professionals across multidisciplinary areas including in the fields of food politics, international development, sustainability and resilience.