Agroecology: Time to start a movement

April 21, 2013

From the Uni some of us are attending…. represent!

EAT at Wageningen UR

The Netherlands needs an agroecology movement; this was made glaringly apparent during the three evenings of agreocolgy at Wageningen University this past week. A movement, practice and science, agroecology is a unique, thought-provoking interdisciplinary approach to agriculture.

Agroecology is an integral component of Project EAT and the garden will be a visual representation and definition of agroecological practices for students and visitors to the Wageningen University campus.

Definitions are varied across the board, making it a rather fun task to give a ‘quick’ definition. In short, agroecology is a multi-functional approach to agriculture; taking into account environmental, social, economic and political concerns on the path to creating a sustainable food system.

All of that was covered in a total of 6 hours over those 3 days. . .

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That would be some major Dutch efficiency, yet that was not the goal of the series of meetings. The goal was to…

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