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Agroecology in times of COVID-19

Agroecology in times of COVID-19

We share the document “Agroecology in times of COVID-19”, prepared by Miguel A. Altieri and Clara Inés Nicholls from the University of California, Berkeley and the Latin American Center for Agroecological Research (CELIA).

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“Most of our global problems - energy and water shortages, environmental degradation, climate change, economic inequality, food insecurity and others - cannot be tackled in isolation, as these problems are interconnected and interdependent. When one of the problems becomes severe, the effects spread throughout the system, exacerbating the other problems.

As never before, the coronavirus pandemic reveals to us the systemic nature of our world: Human, animal and ecological health are closely linked. Without a doubt, COVID-19, e is a wake-up call for humanity to rethink our capitalist and highly consumerist mode of development and the ways in which we relate to nature. The times demand a comprehensive response to the current crisis, where they are addressed
the root causes behind the already apparent fragility and socio-ecological vulnerability of our world.

Agroecology represents an inspiring example of a powerful systems approach, and at this point in the coronavirus pandemic, agroecology can help explore the links between agriculture and health, showing that the way agriculture is practiced can for a On the other hand, promote health or on the contrary, if it is practiced badly to create as industrial agriculture does, it will cause great risks to health ”.

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