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The application of ecology to agriculture, as in the conservation of soil and water resources, the minimization of pollution, and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides.

ag′ro·ec′o·log′i·cal (-ĕk′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -ē′kə-) adj.
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Anika Rice is a National Geographic Young Explorer, researcher and geographer who is studying agroecology in Central America and the United States.
Political ecology of education, Landless Workers' Movement (MST), agroecology, dialogic space, convergence, dialogo de saberes
Promoting that lunacy, the United Nations Human Rights Council recently published a report by Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver that called for a global agroecology regime, including a new global treaty to regulate and reduce the use of pesticides and genetic engineering, which it labeled human-rights violations.
The meeting was the 12th International Forum on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, integrated event with the official agenda of industry discussion in the world, starting on the 8th, with the presentation of Agroecology coordinator of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply ( MAP), Rogerio Dias.
Plus, Lundgren may be on the right track: He's now crowd-funding a new nonprofit agroecology project called Blue Dasher Farm in Brookings, South Dakota, which, according to his proposal, "will be the first of a network of research, education and demonstration farms to bring scientific support to biodiverse food production.
The review study, "Organic Agriculture in the 21st Century," is featured as the cover story for February issue of the journal Nature Plants and was authored by John Reganold, WSU regents professor of soil science and agroecology and doctoral candidate Jonathan Wachter.
Patricia Flores takes us to Peru, where a grassroots organization called the National Association of Ecological Producers of Peru promotes agroecology and capacity-building, with women responsible for seeds at the family and community levels.
It's called agroecology, and, according to the folks at Pesticide Action Network, there are reams of evidence showing that it's the key to feeding the future.
It's a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Permablitz group -- see below -- and includes a tour of the farm itself (a fantastic example of large scale permaculture and agroecology in action in one of the driest places on the island), along with all sorts of stalls selling handmade goodies and organic produce, and lots of yummy food and drink to sustain you (mulled wine anyone?
Over the past decade, a wealth of scientific research has shown that true sustainable agriculture as practised by small-scale farmers for millennia, also known as agroecology, can feed the world while respecting the planet.