Agroecology: The Ecology of Food Systems

  title={Agroecology: The Ecology of Food Systems},
  author={Chukwurah Francis and Geir Lieblein and Steve Gliessman and Tor Arvid Breland and Nicola Zapiain Creamer and Richard R. Harwood and Louise Salomonsson and Jaakko Helenius and Diane H. Rickerl and Ricardo J. Salvador and M. Hagemann Wiedenhoeft and Scott E. Simmons and Patricia Allen and Miguel A. Altieri and C. Flora and Raymond P. Poincelot},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Agriculture},
  pages={118 - 99}
ABSTRACT We present a compelling rationale for defining agroecology as the ecology of food systems. Our purpose is to provide a framework that will guide research, education, and action in the multiple and interacting facets of an increasingly complex global agriculture and food system. To accomplish such goals, it is essential to build bridges and connections among and beyond our disciplines in production agriculture, as well as beyond the farm gate into the rural landscape and community… 

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