Agroecology: Adaptation and mitigation potential and policies for climate change

Janice Jiggins*

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The chapter lays out the reasoning and evidence for transition in both industrial and developing countries toward agricultures and food systems based on agroecological principles, in order to develop the resilience and mitigation potential of farming under climate change. Agroecology is defined and illustrated by means of three examples with proven potential to bring about transformational change: “push-pull” approaches to crop protection, weed control, and soil fertility management; agroforestry; and perennial crops. Some of the key barriers to wider, faster adoption of agroecological options are noted. Novel funding and action arrangements, regional food movements, and policy-led changes are identified as three powerful drivers of agroecological responses to climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Environmental Change
EditorsB. Freedman
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISBN (Electronic)9789400757844
ISBN (Print)9789400757837
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameHandbook of Global Environmental Pollution

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