AgroecologyNow! Stream at AAG 2019

International learning event on agroecology and global governance by Schola Campesina

We are co-organizing a stream of sessions on agroecology transitions-transformations with ARC (Agroecology Research Action Collective) at the American Association of Geographers in Washington, DC in April 2019. We will use this page to coordinate information and interactions amongst participants. (Last updated: March 15, 2019)

We have coordinated four sessions as a part of this stream. You can see the draft abstracts in each at the following links:

Note – times and dates are subject to change

Wednesday, April 3

AgroecologyNow! 1 – Bottoms up: Examining Place-Based Initiatives and Networks in Agroecology Transitions-Transformations

AgroecologyNow! 2 – Rooting for the Underdog

AgroecologyNow! 3 – A focus on innovation and knowledge

AgroecologyNow! 4 – Trans-local and global dynamics of agroecological transitions

Book Celebration Event on Farm and Food Justice (see Radical Food Geographies Poster on Right)

 

A more detailed schedule of AAG sessions on Agroecology, Food Sovereignty and Food Justice

Tuesday, April 2

Radical Food Geographies Pre-Conference Events

Wednesday April 3

8:00 AM / 9:40 AM AgroecologyNow! 1 – Bottoms up:Examining Place-Based Initiatives and Networks in Agroecology Transitions-Transformations

9:55 AM / 11:35 AM AgroecologyNow! 2 – Rooting for the Underdog

12:40 PM / 2:20 PMAgroecologyNow! 3 – A focus on innovation and knowledge

2:35 PM / 4:15 PM AgroecologyNow! 4 – Trans-local and global dynamics of agroecological transitions

4:30 PM / 6:10 PMAuthor Meets Critic: Food Justice Now: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle by Joshua Sbicca

6:30 PM / ? – AgroecologyNow! Informal Social Meet Up, details/venue TBD

Thursday  April 4

8:00 AM / 9:40 AM – Food Sovereignty and the Geographies of Food System Change 1

9:55 AM / 11:35 AMFood Sovereignty and the Geographies of Food System Change 2

1:10 PM / 2:50 PMCoalition building between food sovereignty and urban food justice advocates in pursuit of more just and sustainable food governance

1:10 PM / 2:50 PM  – Towards a Global Geography of the Plantation

6:50 PM – 7:50 PM – Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group Business Meeting

8:00pm onward – Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group mixer (Southern Hospitality http://www.sohodc.com/  1815 Adams Mill Rd NW)

Friday  April 5

9:55 AM / 11:35 AM – Author Meets Critics: “Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Resilience, and Food Access in Washington, DC” by Ashante Reese

Friday April 6

8:00 AM / 9:40 AM Agroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context (1): Concepts, typologies, barriers, drivers and sustainability performance (Washington 4, Marriott, Exhibition Level)

9:55 AM / 11:35 AM Agroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context (2): Concepts, typologies, barriers, drivers and sustainability performance (Washington 4, Marriott, Exhibition Level)

1:10 PM / 2:50 PMAgroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context (3): Concepts, typologies, barriers, drivers and sustainability performance (Washington 4, Marriott, Exhibition Level)

Saturday April 7

2:00 PM / 3:40 PM – (Author Meets Colleagues) Monica White’s Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance & the Black Freedom Movement

Special Issue

We are in the process of organizing a special journal issue on Agroecology Transitions-Transformations and anticipate that some of the papers in these AAG sessions would make great candidates. Click here to see a full description of the call for papers.