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Agroecology is best practice
Agroecology is best practice
Agroecology encompasses a holistic science; a practice, and a movement with a bottom-up approach toward creating just, ecolologically sustainable and viable food systems. Agroecology is an approach to food production that works in harmony with nature and ecosystems, instead of exploiting them.  This publication showcase for key areas: diversity, soil and water, seed, and advocacy.  Diversity is fundamental to maintaining Earth's biodiversity, and in this publication it is used to describe an agro-ecosystem that uses agroecology principles in its desing to maximase the benefits of and connections between all living things. Soil and water are key resources and there is a direct, symbiotic relationship between soil and water, yet climate change, pollution, industrial agriculture and unsustainable mining practices constantly threaten soil and water quality. Seed is the foundation of food sovereignity.  Advocacy is important in supporting farmer's voices.   
Country: South Africa; Area of work: Biodiversity, Land Degradation; Theme: Agriculture and Food Security; Region: Africa  Agroecology is best practice (5.15 MB)