Scale, Agroecology and the Politics of Agricultural Sustainability Transitions in Sikkim, India
This project is being led by David Meek from the University of Oregon and Colin Anderson from the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University. Colin and David both work on food sovereignty, agroecology, sustainability transitions and the role of education in these processes, amongst other topics. This work articulates with an emerging program of collaboration between the University of Oregon and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience.
Join Colin Anderson (CAWR) and David Meek (University of Oregon, participating by skype) on January 17 (3pm-5pm) at Ryton Gardens for this session sharing insights, pictures and film from our work in Sikkim India – the world’s first “all-organic state”. While Sikkim has received international accolades as the best agroecology policy in the world, little is known about how this resonates with the experiences of farmers and others in Sikkimese society, or the impacts on livelihoods and landscapes. In this presentation, we draw upon three periods of research in Sikkim to explore the opportunities and constraints of the organic policy for the agroecological transition.