Organisation : ETH
Category : Academia
Region : Europe and Central Asia
What are, or should be, the main characteristics of agroecological innovations ? (sentences or key words) : New narratives for agri-cultures that grow from the grassroots. Appropriate usage and context-aware implementation of new technologies. Empower farming communities by encouraging their ownership of agroecological innovation.
Why are these characteristics important for agroecological transitions to sustainable food systems ? : The cultural and context-specific factors have long been neglected by innovations in agriculture. Agroecology, with its focus on the social and cultural aspects of agriculture, has the opportunity to rethink innovation so that it integrates farming communities as key actors.