Further reading

Key publications of GIRAF members

Books

Servigne, P. (2014) Nourrir l’Europe en temps de crise. Nature & Progrès Belgique, 189 p. [Website]

Hance, T. (2012) Dix voies d’avenir pour neuf milliards d’humains. Racine, 180 p. [Website] [Extracts]

Scientific papers

De Schutter, O., & Vanloqueren, G. (2011). The new green revolution: how twenty-first-century science can feed the world. Solutions, 2(4), 33-44. [PDF]

Stassart, P., M., V. Mathieu, and F. Mélard. (2011). Reflexive audiovisual methodology: The emergence of a minority practices among pluriactive stock farmers in the special section subjectiving the objective: participation, sustainability and agroecological research. Journal of Rural Studies 27:403-413 [PDF]

Vanloqueren, G. and Baret, P.V. (2011) Des laboratoires aux champs : les enjeux d’un changement de paradigme. In Cassiers, I. et al. Redéfinir la prospérité. Jalons pour un débat public. Éditions de l’Aube, Paris, pp. 159-187.

Vanloqueren, G., Baret, P.V. (2008) Why are ecological, low-input, multi-resistant wheat cultivars slow to develop commercially? A Belgian agricultural ‘lock-in’ case study. Ecological Economics (66) 2-3, 436-446.  [PDF]

Stassart, P., M., M. Mormont, and D. Jamar. (2008). Recherche Intervention pour la Transition vers le Développement Durable. Economie Rurale, 306: 8-22.[PDF]

Stassart, P. and D. Jamar. (2008). Steak up to the horns ! The conventionalization of organic stock farming: knowledge lock-in in the agrifood chain. GeoJournal 73:31-44. [PDF]

 


 

Our vision of  agroecology

Books

Altieri, M.A. (1995). Agroecology: the science of sustainable agriculture (2. ed.). Westview Press.

Gliessman, S.R. (2007). Agroecology: the ecology of sustainable food systems. CRC Press.

Gliessman SR, Rosemeyer M (2009) The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices, 1st ed. CRC Press

Goulet, F.D. et al. (2013). Agroécologie en Argentine et en France. L’Harmattan, Paris.

Warner, K.D. (2007) Agroecology in action, MIT Press.

Van Dam, D. et al. (2012). Agroécologie: Entre pratiques et sciences sociales. Educagri Editions.

Vandermeer, J.H. (2010). The ecology of agroecosystems. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

 Scientific papers

Altieri, M. A. (2002). Agroecology: the science of natural resource management for poor farmers in marginal environments. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 93(1), 1-24. [PDF]

de Molina, M. G. (2012). Agroecology and Politics. How To Get Sustainability? About the Necessity for a Political Agroecology. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37:45-59. [PDF]

De Schutter, O., & Vanloqueren, G. (2011). The new green revolution: how twenty-first-century science can feed the world. Solutions, 2(4), 33-44. [PDF]

Francis, C., et al. (2003). Agroecology: the ecology of food systems. Journal of sustainable agriculture, 22(3), 99-118. [PDF]

Gliessman, S. (2013). Agroecology: Growing the roots of resistance. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 37(1), 19-31. [PDF]

Perfecto, I. & Vandermeer J.H. (2010). The agroecological matrix as alternative to the landsparing/agriculture intensification model. PNAS 107: 5786-5791. [PDF]

Petersen, P. et al. (2012). Institutionalization of the Agroecological Approach in Brazil: Advances and Challenges. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37:103-114. [PDF]

Stassart, P. M., Baret, P., Grégoire, J. C., Hance, T., Mormont, M., Reheul, D., Stilmant, D., Vanloqueren G. & Visser, M. (2012). L’agroécologie: Trajectoire et potentiel pour une transition vers des systèmes alimentaires durables. In: Van Dam D. et al. (Eds). Agroécologie: Entre pratiques et sciences sociales. Educagri Editions, 2012. [PDF]

Tscharntke, T., Y. Clough, T. C. Wanger, L. Jackson, I. Motzke, I. Perfecto, J. Vandermeer, and A. Whitbread. 2012. Global food security, biodiversity conservation and the future of agricultural intensification. Biological Conservation 151:53-59. [PDF]

Wezel, A. et al. (2009). Agroecology as a science, a movement and a practice. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 29(4), 503-515.  [PDF]

 Reports

De Schutter, O. (2011). Agroécologie et droit à l’alimentation. Rapport présenté à la 16ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU [A/HRC/16/49].  [PDF]

Special issue of magazines

Dossier « Agroécologie », FNRS News, p. 22, décembre 2012. [PDF]

Dossier « L’agro-écologie, fertilisant naturel de l’agriculture paysanne ? », Campagnes solidaires, mai 2010. [PDF]

Dossier « L’agroécologie, un mouvement social ? », Nature & Progrès, nov.-dec. 2008. [Editorial]

Dossier « Agroécologie et économie sociale, cultivons une nouvelle société ». ASBL Terre, Herstal, 2012. [PDF]

Goïta, M. (2014). Les défis du développement agricole en Afrique et le choix du modèle: révolution verte ou agro-ecologie. SOS Faim Luxembourg. [PDF]

Visser M., (2012). Agro-ecologie in een notedop, Deel I (Agro-ecology in a nutshell, Part I). Oikos 60:20-32.  [PDF]

Visser M., (2013). Agro-ecologie in een notedop, Deel II (Agro-ecology in a nutshell, Part II). Oikos 66: 41-56. [PDF]


 Agroecology, sorted by topics

 Lock-in

Vanloqueren, G. & Baret, P. (2009) How agricultural research systems shape a technological regime that develops genetic engineering but locks out agroecological innovations. Research Policy 38  971-983.  [PDF]

Vanloqueren, G., Baret, P.V. (2008) Why are ecological, low-input, multi-resistant wheat cultivars slow to develop commercially? A Belgian agricultural ‘lock-in’ case study. Ecological Economics (66) 2-3, 436-446.  [PDF]

Stassart, P. & Jamar, D. (2008). Steak up to the horns ! The conventionalization of organic stock farming: knowledge lock-in in the agrifood chain. GeoJournal 73:31-44  [PDF]

Lamine, C., Meynard, J. M., Bui, S., & Messéan, A. (2010). Réductions d’intrants: des changements techniques, et après? Effets de verrouillage et voies d’évolution à l’échelle du système agri-alimentaire. Innovations agronomiques, 8, 121-134  [PDF]

Scaling-up agroecology

Stéphane Parmentier (2014) Scaling-up agroecological approaches : what, why and how? Oxfam Solidarité.  [PDF]

Sociedad Cientifica Latinoamerica de Agroecologia (2012) The scaling up of agroecology: spreading the hope for food sovereignty and resiliency. SOCLA’s Rio+20 position paper prepared by Miguel A Altieri. [PDF]

IATP (2013), Scaling up Agroecology: Toward the Realization of the Right to Food, Report of the Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, USA. [PDF]

Wibbelmann, M., Schmutz, U., Wright, J., Udall, D., Rayns, F., Kneafsey, M., Trenchard, L., Bennett, J. and Lennartsson, M. (2013) Mainstreaming Agroecology: Implications for Global Food and Farming Systems. Centre for Agroecology and Food Security Discussion Paper.  [PDF]

Social movements

Brandenburg A. (2008). Mouvement agroécologique au Brésil : trajectoire,contradictions et perspectives. Natures Sciences Sociétés 16: 142-147.  [PDF]

P Holt-Gimenez, E. and M. A. Altieri. (2012). Agroecology, Food Sovereignty, and the New Green Revolution. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37:90-102.  [PDF]

Field practices

De Schutter, O. (2011). Agroécologie et droit à l’alimentation. Rapport présenté à la 16ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU [A/HRC/16/49].  [PDF]

Dumont B., Fortun-Lamothe L., Jouven M.,Thomas M. & Tichit M. (2013) Prospects from agroecology and industrial ecology for animal production in the 21st century. Animal, 7:6, pp 1028–1043.  [PDF]

Gaba, S., Fried, G., Kazakou, E., Chauvel, B., & Navas, M. L. (2014). Agroecological weed control using a functional approach: a review of cropping systems diversity. Agronomy for sustainable development, 34(1), 103-119.

Urban agriculture

Prain G, Lee-Smith D & Karanja N, 2010 (eds.). African Urban Harvest: Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda. Springer, New York, USA.

Redwood M, 2009 (ed.). Agriculture in urban planning — generating livelihoods and food security. Earthscan and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), London, UK.

Mougeot LJA, 2005 (ed.). Agropolis — The social, political and environmental dimensions of urban agriculture. Earthscan and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), London, UK.

Tracey D, 2011. Urban agriculture — Ideas and design for the new food revolution. New Society Publishers, Canada.

Pearson CJ, Pilgrim S & Pretty J, 2010 (eds.). Urban agriculture: diverse activities and benefits for city society. Earthscan and the International Development Research Center (IDRC), London, UK.

Post-carbon agriculture

Heinberg R, Bomford M. (2009). The Food and Farming Transition: Toward a Post-Carbon Food System. Post Carbon Institute, Sebastopol, USA. [PDF]

Servigne, P. Une agriculture sans pétrole. Barricade asbl.  [PDF]

Bill Mollison (2013), Introduction à la Permaculture, Passerelle Eco, 240 p.

David Holmgren, (2014) Permaculture, principes et voies pour revenir à une société soutenable, Rue de l’échiquier, 520 p.

Eliot Coleman (2013) Des légumes en hiver, Actes Sud, 268 p.

Marie-Monique Robin (2012), Les moissons du futur, La Découverte, 297 p.