Agroecology: What is it, anyway?

Starts: 1 October 2020 11:00 am EDT

  • Starts: 1 October 2020 11:00 am EDT
  • Ends: 1 October 2020 12:30 pm EDT

The term agroecology is being used increasingly often, but what exactly does it mean? Is it a science, a system, a practice, a movement, an ideology or a combination of the above? Four experts will share their definitions of the term and discuss where agroecology can best be implemented. What are some of the opportunities and constraints in its adoption? What is driving the agroecology movement? What does it have in common with other systems of agriculture? And what role can it play in making agriculture more sustainable?

The panelists are: Frédéric Baudron, senior scientist and systems agronomist at CIMMYT; Nassib Mugwanya, Ugandan agricultural communications specialist and PhD candidate at North Carolina State University; Sieglinde Snapp, soils and cropping systems ecologist at Michigan State University; and Pablo Tittonel, principal research scientist in Argentina’s National Council for Science and Technology and part-time professor at the Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences in The Netherlands. Joan Conrow, Alliance for Science managing editor, will moderate.

Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

This event will also be live-streamed on Facebook.


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