Back in February, I attended the Masterclass for Sustainable Development hosted by Act4Change and Usos. Those who followed the food sovereignty track had the opportunity to conclude the weekend in a debate on sustainable agriculture. The term agroecology was introduced, and many of us were curious to go deeper on this topic. In order to do this, it seems necessary to understand agriculture as a social act. In this interview I talk with Marjolein Visser about the relation between ecology, agriculture and people.
For those who are not very familiar with the “scientific” side of the concept “agroecology”, how would you explain it and what are according to you the most important characteristics?