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Agroecology is coming into its own as an alternative paradigm to corporate-led industrial food systems. Evidence of the advantages, benefits, impacts, and multiple functions of agroecology abounds (see: HLPE 2019 for a review). For many the evidence is clear: agroecology, together with ‘food sovereignty’, offer a pathway for more just and sustainab...
This paper investigates how transformative agroecology may contribute to the critical reframing of social–ecological relationships, and how this might in turn create a foundation for bottom-up peace formation in fragile environments, within which rural communities are often habituated to conditions of control, violence and mistrust that drive socia...
This paper explores the emergence of transgressive learning in CHAT-informed development work research in a networked organic agriculture case study in Zimbabwe, based on intervention research involving district organic associations tackling interconnected issues of climate change, water, food security and solidarity. The study established that We...
This case study presents organic agriculture (OA) within the context of trade and sustainable livelihoods in Zimbabwe. In a changing environment, depleted resources and declining biodiversity represent a significant threat to human survival and economic development. Thus, the intention of the initiative has been to explore the relative opportunitie...
As international donors intervene in the policy decisions of weak or so‐called failed states, systems are once more externally imposed, which seek to reform state institutions in their own image. This article suggests that pressures placed upon contemporary African states, to control, protect and provide for all within their borders, have in fact e...
This special issue includes contributions that examine different aspects of transitions and transformations in food systems through agroecology. Contributions reflect an analysis of processes that are variously referred to as amplification, massification, scaling up, scaling out, transitions or transformations.
Centred on communities of practice in Zimbabwe, this research explores the extent to which agroecology, with its emphasis on strengthening knowledge and social networks for collective natural resource management, builds cohesion and trust as articulated through everyday experiences. Drawing on the links between critical enquiry and co-learning in conferring resilience and agency, it investigates how conflict-affected communities employ these participatory strategies as a set of non-threatening and situated tools to navigate complexity and negotiate change.