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Agroecology Education and Research: An Academic Platform for Organic Farming

Francis, Dr. Charles; Breland, Dr. Tor Arvid; Lieblein, Dr. Geir; Moulton, Mr. Mike; Salomonsson, Dr. Lennart; Geber, Dr. Ulrika; Langer, Dr. Vibeke; Sriskandarajah, Dr. N.; Porter, Dr. John and Helenius, Dr. Juha (2006) Agroecology Education and Research: An Academic Platform for Organic Farming. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

Agroecology education and research programs are gaining prominence in universities. This emerging field provides an appropriate and convenient platform for bringing organic farming into academia. Agroecology deals with complex systems, uncertainty, and the future. Examples from organic farming and local food systems often provide valuable examples of applications of the principles of ecology in designing a sustainable agriculture. The agroecology MSc program in the NOVA network is a successful example of how organic farming can be brought into university programs, and how interdisciplinary education and research can tap into a regional faculty in agriculture.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Farming Systems
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Norway > UMB - Norwegian University of Life Sciences
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 1: Research in sustainable systems
Deposited By: Francis, Dr. Charles A.
ID Code:7275
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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