The principles of agroecology agriculture are based on applying ecological concepts to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment while taking into consideration the social aspects that need to be addressed for a sustainable and fair food system. By building synergies, agroecology can support food production and food security and nutrition while restoring the ecosystem services and biodiversity that are essential for sustainable agriculture. Agroecology can play an important role in building resilience and adapting to climate change.
- Agroecology is based on applying ecological concepts and principles to optimize interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment.
- Agroecology can play an important role in building resilience and adapting to climate change.
- Agroecological producers recognize that a highly successful methodology for promoting farmer innovation is farmer-to-farmer learning and sharing.
- Agroecology looks for local solutions and linkages with the local economy and local markets, and keeps farmers in the field with improved livelihoods and a better quality of life.
The environmental movement is represented by a range of organizations, from large NGO’s to small grassroots efforts, and is focused on diverse scientific, social, and political issues which affect the environment. It is also known as the ecological or green movement. Environmentalists advocate for the sustainable management of natural resources, agriculture, and proper care of the earth’s environment, through changes in government policies and changes in public behavior. The environmental movement recognizes human participation in the ecosystems of life, and is centered on ecology, health, and human rights.