Agroecology is an increasingly covered climate solution that also can feed the world, sustainably. Respecting Indigenous knowledge of food and food systems, it is a way of working with nature
Agroecology is an increasingly covered climate solution that also can feed the world, sustainably. Respecting Indigenous knowledge of food and food systems, it is a way of working with nature to shift agriculture away from exploitative or extractive practices.
Mongabay is hiring reporters to cover stories about agroecology for an ongoing series and has assembled a group of experts and practitioners on agroecology to share what they know with reporters, to suggest story ideas that might be a good fit to cover for Mongabay or other outlets.
The expert panel includes:
– Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, an internationally recognized expert on food systems, and a funder supporting food system transformation. A James Beard Leadership Award winner, she is the author or co-author of three books about food, farming, and sustainability and a contributing author for 14 others. The author of the award-winning Diet for a Hot Planet and a contributor to the 50th anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna is the founder or co-founder of three national organizations, including Real Food Media. As a funder, she has led the grantmaking arm of the Small Planet Fund for two decades and created and directs the Food Sovereignty Fund of the Panta Rhea Foundation (hear more via Mongabay’s podcast where she recently discussed how agroecology can feed the world).
– Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquín is an owner-founder of Regeneration Farms LLC, and Founder/President of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. He has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America, as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, and was a founding member of the Fair-Trade Federation in 1994. Regi currently lives and farms at Salvatierra Farms, a 75-acre farm raising “tree-range” chicken and eggs in an agroecological system in Northfield, MN.
– Thomas Cherico Wanger is an Associate Professor at Westlake University in China and Principal Investigator of the ‘Sustainability, Agriculture, and Technology’ laboratory, where he works with his team on agroecology, agricultural technology, and large scale research platforms including the Global Agroforestry Network. He received his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2011 and did his postdoc at Stanford University, the Swedish Agricultural University, and the University of Göttingen in Germany. Tom has received multiple awards for scientific excellence, his work has been cited nearly 7,000 times, and he has published more than 50 papers in leading journals including Science and Nature.
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