Publications

We provide a space for sharing experiences and opinions on agroecology and food systems.They can be found on this website under the sections In Practice and In Perspective.

We also work 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.



Strengthening FAO’s commitment to agroecology (February 2019)

– A briefing for civil society

Partners: Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, AgroecologyNow!, the AgroEcology Fund

This briefing presents an analysis of the current dynamics, opportunities and challenges of strengthening the commitment to agroecology of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It is especially useful for actors in civil society who are promoting agroecology as an alternative paradigm for food and farming. Download the briefing (pdf)

Contact: Janneke Bruil, janneke[at]cultivatecollective.org


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

We collaborate in the development of a bi-monthly electronic newsletter on agroecology in Europe for members and friends of the Agroecology Europe association. Read the newsletters 

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