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Scientific paper • 2024

A cog in the capitalist wheel: co-opting agroecology in South India

By: Sagari Ramdas, Michel Pimbert

The Andhra Pradesh Zero Budget Natural Farming project was implemented by India’s State of Andhra Pradesh in 2016 and renamed AP Community Managed Natural Farming (APCNF) in 2020. APCNF is recognised as a sucessful example of peasant-led agroecology by social movements, multilateral UN bodies, governments, and researchers. We offer more critical perspectives here, and argue that this agroecolog...

Presentation • 2020

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Degrowth Vienna 2020 - Knowledge production for degrowth

By: François Briens, Fabrice Flipo, Camille Besombes, Maura Benegiamo, Madina Querre, Paul Lacoste, Simon Grudet, Aude Lapprand, Maëlle Frétigné

Workshop We offer a workshop focused on our needs in terms of knowledge production in a society turned towards degrowth. We will highlight the work of fifty researchers, activists and students on the production of an alternative research scenario, called Horizon Earth. The workshop will revolve around four phases of presentation and discussion : The research scenario’s development and object...

Scientific paper • 2020


Degrowth and critical agrarian studies

By: Julien-François Gerber

Abstract: Degrowth refers to a radical politico-economic reorganisation that leads to smaller and more equitable social metabolisms. Degrowth posits that such a transition is indispensable but also desirable. However, the conditions of its realisation require more research. This article argues that critical agrarian studies (CAS) and degrowth can enrich each other. The Agrarian Question and the...

• 2020


Coronavirus in times of climate change: a reflection


"What is is that you value and want to keep? What do you have to let go of in order to stop making matters worse? What is it that we have lost in our industrial society and need to bring back?"

• 2019


L’économie de la nature

By: Alain Deneault

L’expression «économie de la nature» a surgi dans le vocabulaire des sciences au XVIIIe siècle bien avant que le néologisme «écologie» ne s’impose à nous, plus d’un siècle et demi plus tard. Chez Carl von Linné, Gilbert White ou Charles Darwin, l’économie de la nature désigne l’organisation des relations entre les espèces au vu du climat, du territoire et de leur évolution. Cette économie pense...

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - La vía campesina y la soberanía alimentaria

By: Alberto Gómez

Conferencia de la Plenaria del Miércoles por Alberto Gómez: "La vía campesina y la Soberanía alimentaria"

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Un criterio para la defensa de los maices originarios como patrimonio biocultural

By: Miguel Esteban, Isreal Ozuna

Con base en reflexiones hechas sobre las diferencias entre los policultivos que permiten la reproducción de los maíces originarios y los monocultivos de maíces transgénicos, se propone un criterio general que nos permita diferenciar entre las prácticas culturales que podemos patrimonializar de aquellas que no. Este criterio es la posibilidad de reproducir la vida en su diversidad biológica y cu...

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Metabolic and biocultural changes of agroecosystems

By: Lucía Díez Sanjuán

Metabolic and biocultural changes of agroecosystems: the transition from traditional organic farming to industrialised agriculture in a Mediterranean village (Les Oluges, 1860-1959-1999). The analysis of traditional farm systems is an important source of knowledge of management practices based on local knowledge, recycling and ecosystem services, useful for building sustainable agroecosystems.

• 2017

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movum - Heft 14: Biodiversität

By: Leif Miller, Ulrike Mehl, Christel Schroeder, Jochen Flasbarth, Susanne Götze, Hannes Jaenike, Michael Müller, Manfred Niekisch, Susanne Schwarz, Joachim Wille, Jörg Staude, Sandra Kirchner

Heft 14 des Magazins movum zum Thema Biodiversität. Kurzbeschreibung: Naturschutz ist kein Luxusthema und darf sich nicht auf Schutzgebiete beschränken. Es geht um die langfristige Sicherung unserer Lebensgrundlagen. Das Heft als PDF Die Infografik als PDF

• 2017


Umkämpftes Grün - Zwischen neoliberaler Stadtentwicklung und Stadtgestaltung von unten

By: Andrea*s Exner, Sarah Kumnig, Marit Rosol

Urbane Gärten sind aus vielen Städten nicht mehr wegzudenken. Gemeinschaftlicher Gemüseanbau wird dabei oft als rebellischer Akt der Stadtgestaltung von unten verstanden. Gleichzeitig taucht »urban gardening« immer häufiger in Stadtentwicklungsplänen und Werbebroschüren auf. Die Beiträger_innen des Bandes liefern eine kritische Analyse grüner urbaner Aktivitäten und ihrer umkämpften und wide...

Interview • 2017


Boom Crops / EnvJustice Vocabulary - Juan Liu

By: Juan Liu

Juan Liu, ICTA-UAB, explains the term "Boom Crops" and the experience of China with peculiar boom crops, such as sugar cane and eucalyptus. Youtube-channel EnvJustice Vocabulary

Scientific paper • 2017


Degrowth, organic agriculture and GMOs: A reply to Gomiero

By: Bartosz Bartkowski

Agriculture; CRISPR/Cas genome editing; Degrowth; Food production; Genetic engineering

• 2017

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Enough is as good as a feast: here’s how we can imagine a brighter food future

By: Christoph Rupprecht

Article about the future of food. How it is envisioned by the World Economics Forum in 2017 and what other possible imaginaries there are or could be.

Scientific paper • 2017


Agriculture and degrowth: State of the art and assessment of organic and biotech-based agriculture from a degrowth perspective

By: Tiziano Gomiero

Keywords: Degrowth; Agriculture; Farming system analysis; Societal metabolism; Appropriate technology; Convivial tools

Scientific paper • 2017


Looking to food sovereignty movements for post-growth theory

By: Antonio Roman-Alcalá

Keywords: food sovereignty, La Vía Campesina, peasantries, agonistic democracy, praxis

Scientific paper • 2016


Community Economies and Companion Species in Food Production

By: Pieta Hyvärinen

Food production is at the core of the current ecological and economic crises. To produce food is to be connected with more-than-human nature with the purpose of providing ourselves with our basic needs. As most of the food in the world is produced in exploitative economic and ecological relationships, it is crucial to focus on the various initiatives that look for alternative ways of producing ...

Scientific paper • 2016


Looking for sustainability on local level: Social metabolism of three small-scale organic farms in the Czech Republic

By: Eva Fraňková, Claudio Cattaneo

During the last century, we have witnessed unprecedented growth in both global food production and associated environmental, social, and economic problems connected to the increasingly industrialized, globalised and commodified food production. In reaction, the issues of food security, food sovereignty and, more generally, sustainable food production have gained momentum within the academic deb...

Scientific paper • 2016


Organizational practices, social values and economic measures in Community Supported Agriculture: A historical overview

By: LE, Nhu Tuyen

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) concept was born in the 1980s in the United States and has been expanded throughout the world. CSA is a “concept describing a community-based organization of producers and consumers. The consumers agree to provide direct support to the local growers who will produce their food. The growers agree to do their best to provide a sufficient quantity and qual...

Scientific paper • 2016


Sustainable Farm Systems? Applying Energy—Landscape Integrated Analysis in past and present Western agricultures

By: Claudio Cattaneo

ELIA (Energy Landscape Integrated Analysis) is a method that combines energy analysis of agroecosystems (energy flows and capacity to store energy within them) with land cover / land use change and so it represents the energy imprint over a landscape. First applied to Vallès County in the Barcelona Region a similar study is here replicated to a new time point and to other ten cases across Euro...