Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems examines our current food systems from production to consumption, and the urgent need to transition to long-term sustainability. The journal promotes the study and application of agroecology for developing alternatives to the complex problems of resource depletion, environmental degradation, a narrowing of agrobiodiversity, continued world hunger, consolidation and industrialization of the food system, climate change, and the loss of farm land. The journal uses a food systems approach, and seeks experiences in agroecology that are on-farm, participatory, change-oriented, and backed by broad-based methodologies of sustainability analysis and evaluation.
The journal features articles on topics such as:
-innovative practices grounded in ecological understanding
-organic farming and other alternative systems
-economic, social, and philosophical aspects of sustainable agriculture
-multifunctional landscapes, conservation, and environmental services
-agriculture and global climate change
-future projections, options, policies, and indicators of sustainability
The journal offers national and international coverage and features articles based on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies. Also included are book reviews, dialogue (positions, opinions, commentary, and editorials), and topical reviews.