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  • Katie

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    December 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Hi Joseph,

    I see what you mean and hear your frustration around politics. However, in this question the politics refers to the political formation of social movements, government bodies and decision making, representation in political spheres, etc. So when you describe “Moreover, when we have policies that have been researched on and feedback has been given back by certain groups of people who are like minded” that is what the political part of agrecology can be.

    Can you as a young farmer practice agroecology without considering the political context within which you currently farm? Should you? Could making agroecology political have positive benefits? (Hint: remember that for something to be agroecology it must have roots in the socio-political as well).

    Also to consider, What happens when the political side is taken out of agroecology and it becomes only a set of practices?

  • Katie

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    December 11, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Thanks Pauline, you mentioned some benefits of an industrial farming system. What are some benefits of a peasant-based agroecology system?

  • Katie

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    December 11, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Thanks Jay for the Response. Yes, it would seem this farmer is not farming agroecologically. Yet, the majority of the US farmland is used in this way. Why do you think that is? What would this farmer need to do or have support for in order to farm agroecologically?

  • Katie

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    December 11, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Interesting thoughts, thank you for sharing Carmen!

  • Katie

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    November 27, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Excellent and passionate response! I wonder, what structures, systems, and movements are needed to change the trends you described? How does agroecology fit into the future?

  • Katie

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    November 27, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Pauline,

    Thanks for the response and the good examples. When you say “Complementary plants growth, where several varieties can grow with each others’ help, has been replaced in some cases by GM seeds.” Do you mean monoculture? Please clarify.

    Do you think there is a place for modern technology in agroecology?

  • Katie

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    October 22, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Thanks Carmen, for your great response. A few things to keep discussing – here, you say that the use of machinery is a component of keeping this from being agroecology. Do you think there is any place for machinery in agroecological farming? And in regards to culture, could this farmer be actually practicing the dominant culture from that region? If so, in what ways could they start to shift? What support might they need from their community, or from government?

  • Katie

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    October 15, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Thank you for the thought-provoking, clear and thorough answer!

  • Katie

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    October 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Great example, thank you Carmen for sharing this.

  • Katie

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    October 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Beautiful response, you certainly have developed a deep understanding of the term. This is nicely put as well: “In contrast with the industrial model, agroecology places cultural and environmental stewardship and regeneration as the “goals,” and optimized food production and resilient communities are the logical byproduct.” I would add that food sovereignty is an additional goal of agroeocology, making it part of a larger social movement. Well, said, thank you!

  • Katie

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    September 18, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Excellent response Pauline!

  • Katie

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    September 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Pauline,

    Nice thorough response, and I appreciate your evaluating the pros and cons and exploring how there isn’t a black and white here. It seems you’re in agreement though that this farm is not necessarily agroecological. What are some ways they could start transitioning to more agroecological principles/practices?

  • Katie

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    August 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Carly,

    Thanks for your response! Its important to note that while agroecolog looks different in each site and is informed by the people and environment of that place, there are a set of practices and principles that do help distinguish agroecology. What are some examples?

  • Katie

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    August 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Carly,

    Thanks for your response! Its important to note that while agroecolog looks different in each site and is informed by the people and environment of that place, there are a set of practices and principles that do help distinguish agroecology. What are some examples?

  • Katie

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    August 28, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Beautiful response, thanks Carmen!

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