This discussion paper from the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security was launched on World Food Day 2013 (October 16) at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agroecology.
Based on an extensive literature review, it sees “agroecology as the underlying paradigm of sustainable agriculture.” It is needed to “ensure that all the peoples of the world are fed, but also for humanity to avoid destroying the life support system and renewable resources upon which it depends”.
The paper is written to inform “the very broad audience of people and organisations working for change in the farming production, research and policy arenas”.
Wibbelmann, M., Schmutz, U., Wright, J., Udall, D., Rayns, F., Kneafsey, M., Trenchard, L., Bennett, J. and Lennartsson, M. (2013) Mainstreaming Agroecology: Implications for Global Food and Farming Systems. Centre for Agroecology and Food Security Discussion Paper. Coventry: Centre for Agroecology and Food Security. ISBN: 978-1-84600-0454