Agroecology

Slow Food promotes agroecology as a keystone for preserving biodiversity and natural resources, for preserving traditional landscapes as a source of cultural identities, for dealing with climate change and for giving back agriculture and farmers their central role in the agrifood system and for ensuring access for all to a nutrient-rich diet that is respectful of cultures and environments

Through the application of the principles of agroecology, the aim is to produce food in adequate quantities, integrating ecosystem services as fundamental elements in the development of production without resorting to the attempt to replace nature with the application of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides or technological solutions that do not take care of the complexity of the ecosystem and that, on the contrary, can lead to an alteration of its balance both from a social and environmental point of view (Altieri and Nicholls, 2020).

One of the most interesting aspects of agroecology is the awareness that an agroecosystem is not influenced and determined exclusively by biological or environmental factors but also by important social factors (the involvement of local communities, for example, and the cultural context or the producer-consumer relationship), which require that the production system must be interpreted not only from an agronomic point of view but also from a much broader perspective. Agroecology cannot be defined exclusively as a scientific discipline or as a social movement or even as an approach to agriculture. It is, rather, a concept that intersects with all three. Therefore, engaging with sustainable agriculture means addressing its socioecological nature and understanding that agriculture produces social, cultural and ecological landscapes.

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欢迎参加第一届 Terra Madre Americas

23 Avr 2024 | Chinese

本次活动由慢食运动 (Slow Food) 和 VisitSacramento 筹备,将于 5 月 17 日至 19 日在美国萨克拉门托举行。 慢食运动是一个旨在确保人人享有优质、清洁、公平食品的全球性运动,Visit Sacramento 是一家旅游目的地营销组织。第一届 Terra Madre Americas 国际活动由慢食运动和 Visit Sacramento 合作筹备,通过特定主题的视角,探讨食品如何与我们生活以及环境的方方面面相互关联,同时,对气候危机、社会公证、餐饮体系涉及的教育问题予以特别关注。首届活动代表了 Terra Madre Americas 未来几年的发展方向,整个美洲大陆和许多社区都将积极参与其中。 本次活动的目的是透过现象,探讨食品如何与我们生活和环境的方方面面产生相互关联,并对餐饮体系涉及的气候危机和社会公证问题给予特别关注。首届活动会将拉丁美洲及其食品生物多样性作为焦点主题,介绍当地产品和当地为未来保存资源、保护环境而采取的实践措施。活动参与者将深入这些地区,探索、品尝当地产品,聆听专题研讨会并与代表们会面。 “今年,我们慢食协会将庆祝 Terra Madre 成立 20 周年。Terra Madre 作为一个全球网络,将来自世界各地的社区联结在一起。9 月底,在意大利举行的 Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 中,这些国际代表团将成为活动主角,”全球慢食协会北部地区总监 Elisa Demichelis 这样评论。“在意大利举办的活动将秉持全球视野,而在萨克拉门托举办的 Terra Madre Americas 则会成为一个完美契机,引导人们关注拉丁美洲丰富的食品、生物多样性和当地社区。” 活动将通过实体空间和内容来呈现上述主题,并特别关注拉丁美洲和加勒比地区的生物文化领地、慢食咖啡联盟...