Transition to Agro-Ecology

For a Food Secure World

by Jelleke de Nooy van Tol



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/29/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781524633363
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781524633370
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781524633837

About the Book

Our global agricultural and food system is broken and needs to transition to one that is more sustainable and beneficial to the world’s population. This seems hard in the face of the linked challenges of climate change, natural resource depletion, and worldwide economic and social upheaval. At the same time, farmer-led social movements are growing, and there is increasing recognition that agroecology and food sovereignty are key solutions for both nutritious food security and climate change adaptation. This book takes you along in the transition to agroecology, which is already happening, worldwide! The author shows us the as of yet dispersed but growing movement of many smallholder farmers, projects, programs, research, and policy agendas that are making the change. Since the daily news prevents us from noticing, Jelleke shows us the most beautiful and intriguing examples of ground-breaking people and projects. She gives you the keys for transition. She makes us look back from 2030. What have we done by then—you and I, your friends and colleagues, investors and politicians—to have arrived in a changed food-secure world where agroecology is the new normal? This book is a must-read for researchers, politicians, students, and consumers alike.

About the Author

Jelleke is experienced in sustainable agriculture, urban agriculture, and rural development. A consultant in Ethiopia now, where she lives with her husband, Robert de Nooy, she stimulates exchange of knowledge and experience, initiating and facilitating network development to create synergy in projects and agendas for sustainable agriculture. In 2015, she coordinated the successful Ethiopian National Soil Campaign. A well-known advisor to the government in the Netherlands, Mr. Herman Wijffels regards Jelleke as one of the “midwives of the new eco-era” because of her catalyst role in making the change happen.