Agroecology is an encompassing concept related to the environmental, socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of our society. It involves a way of producing, distributing and consuming food as well as developing food policies that is mindful of concepts like equality, solidarity, democracy, empowerment and ecology. The launch of this new project today in Rome is timely: it takes place just after the UN Commission on the Status of Women being focused on rural women this year.
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Conectar actores claves de la agricultura familiar como organizaciones de agricultores, universidades, organizaciones no gubernamentales, agencias de desarrollo, instituciones estatales, así como Institutos de Investigación y desarrollo como Nitlapan de la Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), es el objetivo de la nueva Plataforma de Conocimientos sobre Agricultura Familiar (PCAF) que lanzó su red mundial en días pasados.
“There is the recognition, by society and governments, of the public interest in the social, environmental, cultural, and economic functions, not only productive or mercantile, associated with agricultural holdings , bringing agriculture to a position as the main subject of the new construction of development….
Urban Agriculture students learn about corporate food systems, alternative and more equitable models of urban-based agriculture, and larger food and environmental justice movements. That’s when they aren’t getting their hands dirty in the University of San Francisco Community Garden and with organizations around the Bay Area, learning advanced skills in organic gardening, permaculture, urban homesteading, sustainable living and local food production and distribution.
As you wind down Mount Lebanon towards Chtaura, the Bekaa valley unveils. The heterogeneous pattern of fertile fields and anarchic urbanisation is a reminder that Lebanon inherits its identity as much from millennial traditions as from the development dynamics of past decades.
Very few trees break the monotony of this over exploited land. Many different factors have to be taken into account to explain this bleakness: the 19th century Ottoman Empire’s agricultural policy, the dire need of wood during World War I, the Syrian occupation at the end of the 20th century. But as you continue your way towards Anjar and the Syrian border, a sudden burst of vegetation breaks the cycle of buildings and poor-looking agricultural lands.