agroecology


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agroecology

[‚ag·rō‚ē′käl·ə·jē]
(agriculture)
The application of ecological knowledge about organism distribution and abundance to enhance crop yields and protect crops from insect or disease attack.
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These meetings consist of scores of hands-on workshops on agroecology, plenary discussions with movement intellectuals and high-ranking politicians, as well as marches.
Yet agroecology is taking off worldwide and is one of the best hopes for phasing out the most highly hazardous agricultural pesticides.
In relation to public policies, a recent achievement has been the institution, in 2012, of a National Policy on Agroecology and Organic Production (PNAPO) aimed at integrating, articulating and adjusting programmes and actions that promote agroecological transition and organic production with the view of contributing to the provision and consumption of healthy food.
We understood that agroecology is an intrinsic part of the global answer to the main challenges and crises we face as humanity.
The present study was supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (31301862), the Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (DLSYQ13003).
Agroecology constitutes a relatively novel discipline that, based upon ecological principles, pursues the development of sustainable and environment friendly agricultural systems.
Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement; Submitted By Andreas Hernandez (Brazil)
The second eldest of several siblings, Ramona appeared to be the only one actively involved with her parents in participating with ODEP's agroecology efforts.
EFT is about utilizing the science of applied agroecology to increase the biodiversity in agricultural systems to reduce pests rather than using the conventional approach, based on reductionist monocultures that rely on externally sourced toxic synthetic inputs.
While the biotech industry has concentrated on the great fertile areas of North America, Argentina, Mesopotamia and Ukraine, 286 agricultural projects in 57 developing countries employing the diverse and locally adapted methods of agroecology have doubled average crop yields.