We are working with various partners on the development and production of case studies, newsletters and other publications on agroecology and healthy food systems. We are responsible for any or all of the following: conceptualisation, sourcing, editing, layout supervision, proofreading and dissemination. Below, we present a selection of the publications we have collaborated on, as well as a selection of academic papers by the individual members of Cultivate!.
Special issue of Farming Matters (April 2018):
Agroecology – A Pathway towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Partners: AgriCultures Network, IFOAM-Organics International
On the occasion of FAO’s II Symposium on Agroecology in April 2018, Cultivate! has supported the AgriCultures Network in producing a new issue of Farming Matters magazine. It presents some of the most convincing experiences of agroecology and family farming around the world. Thought leders such as Elizabeth Mpofu (La Via Campesina), Million Belay (Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa) and Paulo Petersen (AS-PTA) share their perspectives on why and how agroecology must be amplified. Farming Matters makes the case that with enabling political-institutional conditions, agroecology can scale up and scale out, and guide us on promising pathways towards achieving the SDGs. Download the magazine (pdf)
Contact: Jessica Milgroom, jessica[at]cultivatecollective.org
Bi-monthly newsletter on agroecology in Europe
Partner: Agroecology Europe
In collaboration with Agroecology Europe, we are producing a bi-monthly electronic newsletter on agroecology in Europe for members and friends of the association.
Read the first newsletter (March 2018)
Contact: Margriet Goris, margriet[at]cultivatecollective.org
How to amplify agroecology. Report of the Agroecology Learning Exchange (2016)
Partners: AgroEcology Fund and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
This publication brings together the insights from a landmark meeting in May 2016. Over 70 individuals shared the fruit from decades of hard field work, research and activism, discussing factors for successful amplification of agroecology, and identifying key lessons from their work. The four day Agroecology Learning Exchange in Uganda was facilitated by Janneke Bruil and Jessica Milgroom, who also compiled this report, available in English and in Spanish. A shorter article summarises the main insights of the meeting.
Contact: Janneke Bruil, janneke[at]cultivatecollective.org
Members of Cultivate! have co-authored the following peer reviewed articles:
Van den Berg, L., Roep, D., Hebinck, P., Teixeira, H.M. (in press). Reassembling nature and culture: Resourceful farming in Araponga, Brazil. Journal of Rural Studies.
Wezel, A.; Goris, M.; Bruil, J.; Félix, G.F.; Peeters, A.; Bàrberi, P.; Bellon, S.; Migliorini, P. 2018. Challenges and Action Points to Amplify Agroecology in Europe. Sustainability 10, 1598.
Van den Berg, L., Hebinck, P., Roep, D., 2018. ‘We go back to the land’: processes of repeasantisation in Brazil. The journal of peasant studies 45(3): 653-675.
Timmerman, C., Félix, G., Tittonell, P., 2017. Food sovereignty and consumer sovereignty: Two antagonistic goals? Agroecology and sustainable food systems 42(3).
Tittonell P. et al., 2016. Ecological Intensification: Local Innovation to Address Global Challenges. In: Lichtfouse E. (eds). Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, vol 19. Springer, Cham
Timmermann, C. & Félix, G.F. 2015. Agroecology as a vehicle for contributive justice. Agriculture Human Values 32: 523.
Milgroom, J. 2015. Policy processes of a land grab: at the interface of politics ‘in the air’ and politics ‘on the ground’ in Massingir, Mozambique. Journal of Peasant Studies 42(3-4):585-606.
Milgroom, J., K. E. Giller, and C. Leeuwis. 2014. Three interwoven dimensions of natural resource use: quantity, quality and access in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. Human Ecology 42(2):199-215.
Milgroom, J., and K. E. Giller. 2013. Courting the rain: Rethinking seasonality and adaptation to recurrent drought in semi-arid southern Africa. Agricultural Systems 118:91–104.
Milgroom, J., and M. Spierenburg. 2008. Induced volition: Resettlement from the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 26(4):435-448.