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

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the 1st publication to target agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented technique. utilizing a mixed theoretical and sensible method, this choice of paintings from pioneers within the topic in addition to the most recent iteration of stated leaders engages social actors on diversified geo-political scales to rework the worldwide agrifood system.

The publication is split into sections, with the 1st supplying conceptual bases and the second one proposing case reviews. It describes strategies and purposes of transdisciplinary examine and participatory motion learn (PAR). Transdisciplinary learn integrates various educational disciplines in addition to varied kinds of wisdom, together with experiential, cultural, and non secular. Participatory motion examine offers a fashion of enticing all proper actors as a way to create an equitable means of study, mirrored image, and job to make wanted adjustments. Six case stories exhibit how practitioners have grappled with utilising this integration in agroecological paintings inside diversified geographic and socio-ecological contexts.

An specific and important dialogue of numerous views within the growing 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 might increase foodstuff platforms worldwide, it lays the basis for additional strategies to create greater sustainability for each person, ecologies, and landscapes.

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