How we work

Cultivate! is an international collective that catalyses the transition to healthy food and farming rooted in agroecology.

At Cultivate! we consider self-organised food practice rooted in agroecology and food sovereignty as key building blocks in the transition towards diversified, equitable and healthy societies. We aim to better understand and disseminate the factors of success that can accelerate the transition to new practices, policies and paradigms. For that, everybody needs to be on board. This is why we aim to foster synergies between the science, practice and movement of agroecology. We have our roots in Europe, but are strongly connected to food movements around the globe.

Communication, systematisation and co-creation of knowledge lie at the heart of our work:

  • We systematise successful initiatives in food and farming in order to draw lessons for practice and policy;
  • We connect science, practice and movement to co-create new ways of thinking and doing, strengthening networks and relationships in and among territories;
  • We undertake participatory action research and facilitate strategic learning in groups;
  • And we use creative communication tools to share the resulting insights.

We collaborate with farmers and other food producers, social movements, rural and urban citizen groups, researchers, artists and policy makers. Check out our partners here.

This is how Cultivate! seeks to contribute to more visibility, a supportive discourse and an enabling political environment to catalyse a transition to healthier food systems rooted in agroecology.

Cultivate! undertakes its own activities, and also offers its expertise to other organisations in specific short-term or longer term projects.

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