Agroecology today: uniting citizens and researchers

Agroecology today: uniting citizens and researchers

Conveners: Conveners: Moritz Hallama, Roc PadrĂ³ i Caminal, Sara Burbi, Gonzalo Gamboa

Developed by pioneering farmers and scientists and pushed for by peasant social movements, Agroecology appears nowadays as a solution to several urgent problems of humanity. Agroecology englobes the social and economic organization from the production over distribution until the consumption of agricultural products, constituting simultaneously a scientific concept and a social movement. Successful examples of concepts as participatory and citizen-led science are increasingly bridging the gap between citizens and researchers, producing applicable solutions for relevant problems.

In addition to examples of agroecology-related research, the results of a stakeholder processes bringing about the fundamental questions of the agroecology meovement that require an increased attention by the scientific community will be presented. These reflections will revolve around three fundamental dimensions of agroecological transitions: production and management practices, distribution and governance. This session is intended to facilitate and strengthen interactions between practice and science. It aims to create synergies between the agroecology movement and the academic community with the perspective of building a bridge towards the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies BCN 2020.

If you are interested in participating in the stakeholder process, please contact the organisers of the session.