Agroecological Symbiosis

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Mazac , R , Hagolani-Albov , S & Tuomisto , H 2021 , Agroecological Symbiosis . in C P Krieg & R Toivanen (eds) , Situating Sustainability : A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts . Helsinki University Press , Helsinki , pp. 195-210 .

Title: Agroecological Symbiosis
Author: Mazac, Rachel; Hagolani-Albov, Sophia; Tuomisto, Hanna
Other contributor: Krieg, C. Parker
Toivanen, Reetta
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Plant Production Sciences
Future Sustainable Food Systems
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Global Development Studies
The Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative
Publisher: Helsinki University Press
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Situating Sustainability
ISBN: 978-952-369-050-9
Abstract: Food systems present a nexus of challenges and potential solutions to the unsustainable global crises of the Anthropocene. Most of humanity interacts with multiple food systems as a result of being involved in our highly globalized, extractivist, and productivist paradigm. This chapter explores Agroecological Symbiosis as a situated example of a food-system (re)design aimed at fostering sustainable interactions from environmental, economic, and sociocultural perspectives. This chapter contributes to our understanding of sustainability through the many emergent and interconnected elements of food systems. We ground the theoretical enquiry in lived experience by drawing parallels to the real world case example of Agroecological Symbiosis. In light of the complexity and interconnectedness of food systems, careful contextualization is needed to enact meaningful sustainable transitions in food systems. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to food systems (re)design, and a variety of actions along the whole food system are required.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
4111 Agronomy
416 Food Science
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion
Funder: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
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