Agroecology and Rural Livelihoods Group
As part of our commitment to Participatory Action Research, the ARLG invests in developing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations, networks, companies, and institutions. Below, you'll find links to our past and current collaborators, representing work related to agroecology, rural livelihoods, agro-food systems, ecosystem services, political ecology, and participatory action research.
Advising and Interdiscipinary Research for Local Development and Conservation (ASINDEC), is a non-profit research foundation that supprots livelihood and conseravtion processes with ACOES in Tacuba, El Salvador, utilizing a participatory research approach.
Association of Organic Coffee Producers of Western El Salvador (ACOES) is an association comprised of 25 shade coffee farming families from the La Concordia and El Sincuyo cooperatives located in Tacuba, El Salvador. These coffee plantations are certified organic, in the process of becoming Fair Trade certified and are part of the buffer zone of El Imposible National Park, one of the most important protected areas of El Salvador.
The Community Agroecology Network (CAN) is a U.S. based non-profit organization whose mission is to develop a network of rural communities and U.S. consumers to support self-sufficiency and sustainable farming practices. Can is based in Santa Cruz, California.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) is a progressive coffee roaster that actively funds projects to support the livelihoods of coffee producers through its Partnering with Supply-Chain Communities program. Since 2008, the ARLG has been collaborating with GMCR. See the Partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters page for more information.
Research collaborators, partners and relevant networks
- The agroecology research group at the University of California, Santa Cruz
- Chris Bacon, fellow agroecologist and close collaborator, at Santa Clara University
- Food for Farmers, an NGO working to end seasonal hunger for coffee growing families around the world
- John Vandermeer's agroecology research group at the University of Michigan
- Ivette Perfecto's agroecology research group at the University of Michigan
- Jahi Chappell's agroecology research group at Washington State University
- Food First, the Institute for Food and Development Policy
- The Salvadoran Research Progam on Development and Environment, a policy-oriented think tank based in El Salvador
- Manolo Gonzalez de Molina's agroecology and environmental history research group at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain
- Amy Trubeck's food systems research group at the University of Vermont
- UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
- UVM's Center for Sustainable Agriculture
- UVM's Environmental Program
- Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) at UVM
- UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources
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