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Record number 562596
Title Agroecology: Adaptation and mitigation potential and policies for climate change
Author(s) Jiggins, Janice
Source In: Global Environmental Change / Freedman, B., Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands (Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution ) - ISBN 9789400757837 - p. 733 - 743.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_123
Department(s) Knowledge Technology and Innovation
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2014
Abstract

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.

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