The agroecological revolution in Latin America: rescuing nature, ensuring food sovereignty and empowering peasants


Miguel Altieri, Victor Manuel Toledo


agroecology, food sovereignty, Latin America, peasant agriculture


Journal of Peasant Studies

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Policy Summary

Changes toward an agroecological revolution directly challenge neoliberal modernization policies based on agribusiness and agroexports while opening new political roads for Latin American agrarian societies. This paper concludes, that of key importance will be the direct involvement of farmers in the formulation of the research agenda and their active participation in the process of technological innovation and dissemination through Campesino a Campesino models where researchers and extension workers can play a major facilitating role.

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