Organisation : Consultant
Category : Academia
Region : Europe and Central Asia
What are, or should be, the main characteristics of agroecological innovations ? (sentences or key words) : Understanding the biological mechanisms of plant/plant and plant/parasite interactions in order to provide a scientific basis to empirical observations of synergistic or antagonistic effects
Why are these characteristics important for agroecological transitions to sustainable food systems ? : A sound scientific knowledge would equip the agroecological approach with sound, evidence based reasons to balance the simplistic but effective arguments of conventional agriculture to maintain its superiority in ensuring high productivity.