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Agroecology

Reweaving a New Landscape

  • Angela Hilmi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  3. Angela Hilmi
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  4. Angela Hilmi
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  5. Angela Hilmi
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  6. Angela Hilmi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-94

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that sustainable development, based on sustained growth, has led us to an impasse. In response, Agroecology brings back and utilises notions of eco-development and co-evolution with nature as a refreshing paradigm. It also proposes a further shift in mindset with the notion of being within, or looking at agroecology as a way to reconnect and rebuild relationships and movement within farming systems and beyond. Rather than linear technical fixes, it considers the critical nodes of tension, the inflection points, or acupoints, which can trigger a transition towards greater harmony and well-being. The book also draws from a concrete example of agroecology by examining a pilot project in Mozambique testing new approaches to investments and peasant farming that will inspire farming communities, researchers, policy makers and development organizations alike, to build greater autonomy and self-determination.

Keywords

Agoecolology Transition to agroecology environmental management sustainable agriculture nature and society farming farming systems Eco-Development Co-Evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Angela Hilmi
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  1. 1.Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR)Coventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68489-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68488-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68489-5
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