Conference on Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems in Europe:
A Transformative Agenda

Conference paper: Levidow L, M Pimbert, P M Stassart, G Vanloqueren. "Agroecology in Europe: Conforming – or transforming the dominant agro-food regime?"

Conference outline: "What is the problem and why a transformative agenda?"

The website Agricultural Transition presents a wealth of studies, reports, films etc.

Knowledge transformation and exchange

Wezel A, et al.. 2009. Agroecology as a science, a movement and a practice. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 29(4) 503-515. pdf

Padel S, et al.. 2010. Implementation action plan for organic food and farming research. Technology Platform "Organics". pdf

IFOAM EU Group. 2012. What is agro-ecology? pdf

IFOAM EU Group, et al.. 2012. Agroécologie - Dix exemples d’innovation réussie en agriculture. pdf

IFOAM EU Group, et al.. 2012. Agro-ecology - Ten examples of successful innovation in agriculture. pdf

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance. 2012. Nourishing the world sustainably: Scaling up agroecology. pdf

Agroecological science for sustainable resource use

Weiner J. 2003. Ecology – the science of agriculture in the 21st century. Journal of Agricultural Science 141: 371–377 pdf

Weiner J, et al.. 2010. Evolutionary Agroecology: the potential for cooperative, high density, weed-suppressing cereals. Evolutionary Agroecology 3: 473–479 pdf

Koohafkan P, et al.. 2011. Green Agriculture: foundations for biodiverse, resilient and productive agricultural systems. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9: 1-13. pdf

Jacobsen S-E, et al.. 2013. Feeding the world: genetically modified crops versus agricultural biodiversity. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, in press. pdf

A shift to re-localised food systems

FAO. 2012. Sustainable diets and biodiversity - Directions and solutions for policy, research and action (Burlingame B & S Dernini, ed.). Rome, Italy: 307 p. pdf

Kneafsay M, et al.. 2013. Short food supply chains and local food systems in the EU. A state of play of their socio-economic characteristics. European Commission / Joint Research Centre / Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. pdf

MacRae R, Donahue K. 2013. Municipal food policy entrepreneurs: A preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change. Toronto Food Policy Council, Vancouver Food Policy Council, CAPI/ICPA. pdf

Rethinking economics, trade and markets

Pretty J, et al.. 2011. Sustainable intensification in African agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9(1): 5-24. pdf

FAO. 2013. Organic Agriculture: African Experiences in Resilience and
Sustainability
(Auerbach R, et al., ed.). Rome, Italy, 200 p. pdf