What is Agroecology, why is it important in debates about sustainable food, farming, and land use?

Barry White

The following summary of an article “Agroecology.” was published on 31 August 2021 by Pimbert, M.P., Moeller, N.I., Singh, J., and Anderson, C.R. in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press, 2018— at https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190854584.013.298

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Let’s Thrive

Melanie Fryer

Thrive is the new community food magazine for Lancaster and North Lancashire. We have tried to cover a range of topics with many contributions including community projects, avoiding waste, regenerative farming, recipes, tales from the past, foraging, helping bees, buying local, seasonal flowers/food and much more. There is also information on Lancaster District Food Poverty Alliance action plan. All this work is part of the Foodfutures’ vision of ‘A thriving local food system that is healthy, resilient and fair’.

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Conference discusses ‘Growing the Green Recovery’

Growing the green recovery was discussed on Saturday 13 March at a virtual conference organised by Action on Climate Emergency (ACE) Settle and area. Last autumn’s ACE conference ‘Making the Most of the Green Recovery’ heard presentations and discussed ideas around ‘building back better’. This conference took the next step by discussing how these and other ideas could be put into practice.

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Join WRAP’s Food Action Week

Melanie Fryer

WRAP is leading a week of action to wake the nation up to the environmental consequences of wasting food. The inaugural Food Waste Action Week runs from today to Sunday 7 March 2021, and brings together organisations from retailers to local authorities, restaurants to manufacturers, and beyond. WRAP is working with a variety of partners to show that wasted food is an issue that affects everyone – and the planet. Wasted food contributes 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and roughly one third of food produced around the world is wasted.

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