publication . Article . 2020

Policies for agroecology in Europe, building on experiences in France, Germany and the United Kingdom

Lampkin, Nicolas; Schwarz, Gerald; Bellon, Stephane;
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  • Published: 31 Dec 2020
Agroecology, first conceptualised in the mid-1920s, has recently been attracting increasing interest as an alternative to more industrialised forms of agriculture. However, there is a lack of consistency in definitions of agroecology, ranging from an academic discipline to a movement for the socio-economic as well as ecological transformation of agriculture. There is also a lack of clarity as to its relationship with other alternative agricultural approaches that have many principles in common, such as conservation agriculture and organic farming. This conceptual fluidity creates tensions in debates, but also makes agroecology attractive to policy makers and sci...
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Understanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming systems in the EU
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 773901
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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