A movement is growing. While agroecology has been practiced for millennia in diverse places around the world, today we are witnessing the mobilisation of transnational social movements to build, defend and strengthen agroecology as the pathway towards a most just, sustainable and viable food and agriculture system. This video explores the meaning, practice and politics of agroecology from a social movement perspective. We have produced two versions of the video – one short and one full length.
These films is accompanied by a multimedia publication that further explores these issues:
Anderson, C. R., Pimbert, M. and C. Kiss (2015). Building, Defending and Strengthening Agroecology: Global Struggles for Food Sovereignty. Farming Matters. Related video available here. Translations: Français and Español
This video was created as part of a research project to better understand the contested meanings and practices of agroecology at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University in collaboration with members of La Via Campesina and the International Planning Committee For Food Sovereignty
Colin Anderson, Csilla Kiss and Michel Pimbert
Colin Anderson & Ben Cook
Footage contributed by: Anne Berson; CYRK Productions, Denmark; Isabelle Delforge
Music by: Balafon Dembélé
Special thanks to all the communities involved in the making of this film.