Jane Maland Cady

Organisation : McKnight Foundation
Category : Civil Society Organization : NOG
Region : North America
What are, or should be, the main characteristics of agroecological innovations ? (sentences or key words) : Agroecological innovations are important in "what" they focus on and "how". Using ecological principles to address farm and food challenges across the globe should be the focus. That implies a new model of innovation that is cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary and inclusive of diverse knowledge systems and ways of creating that innovation. Key words that describe - diverse, systems, holistic, inclusive, recycling, resilient, regenerative, participatory, salient, agency
Why are these characteristics important for agroecological transitions to sustainable food systems ? : The characteristics are important because the planet and people on it are out of balance and living past the planetary boundaries. Rethinking agroecologial innovations (what and how) is imperative to creating more a resilient and ecologically, socially and economically sustainable future.