Erasamus+, British Academy, Agroecology Fund, Food and Agriculture Organisation
Colin Anderson, Michel Pimbert, Csilla Kiss, Jahi Chappell, Chris Maughan.
Agroecology Now! is a research, action and communications project convened by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience that focuses on understanding and supporting the societal transformations necessary to enable agroecology as a model for sustainable and just food systems. It is based on the commitment to co-producing and mobilising knowledge with civil society organisations, intergovernmental bodies, policy-makers, researchers and food producers to advance societal transformations for agroecology and food sovereignty.
AgroecologyNow! especially stresses the importance of People’s Knowledge and Transdisciplinarity (link here to CAWR landing page for PKT) in societal transformation and using participatory, transdisciplinary and action-oriented approaches to research. The project is also closely aligned with the CAWR research themes on:
The project involves a range of researchers at CAWR as well as other partners around the world.
We strive to co-produce knowledge that can be mobilised by both institutional and civil society actors to advance agroecological transitions around the world.
Our action research has led to new insights and analyses that have been important in shaping practice, policy and the research agenda on agroecology. We work at a local, national and international level to influence policies related to agroecology and to contribute to shaping the discourse and narrative on agricultural development to emphasize food sovereignty, agroecology and deepening democracy.
Our work includes engaging with the UN World Committee for Food Security, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the UN General Assembly, the UK Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, amongst other governmental and intergovernmental bodies.
We also work with social movements, food producer organisations and citizens to build bottom up forms of agroecology initiatives and networks. This work is reflected on our website in the blog posts, section on policy, publications and videos.
- Publications: We have a wide range of publications many of which are available free to download.
- Policy work: We have brought the ideas and analysis of the AgroecologyNow! work into different policy arenas at local, national and international levels.
- Video: Multi-media, video and film are an important part of our work. See this section of our website to see some of the videos we have produced.
Visit us at www.agroecologynow.com to learn more.
The Conversation Articles by CAWR
Our researchers have been busy writing for The Conversation and on this page you will be able to read the latest articles. The Conversation is a hugely popular and influential platform for academic comment.
Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs - mapping and reducing waste in the food-energy-water nexus
We aim to map and substantially reduce waste in the urban food-energy-water (FEW) nexus in city-regions across three continents: Europe, Africa and South America. We will establish four Urban Living Labs (ULL) of key stakeholders who will undertake participatory research to: a) map resource flows; b) identify critical dysfunctional linear pathways; c) agree the response most appropriate to the local context (e.g. policy intervention, technology diffusion); d) model the market and non-market economic value of each intervention; and e) engage with decision makers to close each loop.
The overall aim of the ‘Organic-PLUS project’ (O+) is to provide high-quality, trans-disciplinary, scientifically informed decision support to help all actors in the organic sector, including national and regional policy makers, to reach the next level of the organic success story in Europe.
Tripura Agroecology Partnership
This project aims to link nutritional security with selective agroecological diversication for resilient rural communities.