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Our Focus

ARLG research topics include:

agroecology, agricultural landscapes, rural livelihoods, political ecology, agro-food systems, and ecosystem services.

Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group

Our Approach

Agroecology is a transdisciplinary approach that includes the integrative study of the ecology of the entire food system, encompassing ecological, economic and social dimensions. (Source: Francis, C., et al. (2003) Agroecology: the ecology of food systems. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 22 (3):99-118.) With a commitment to interdisciplinary and inclusive analysis, members of the ARLG work with smallholder farmers, farmer organizations and cooperatives, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and companies to define research questions and then employ transparent processes for data collection and analysis.

Research & Teaching focus

 

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