Agroecology is farming that works with nature to produce good food for everyone. It means changing farming at its roots, rather than trying to tweak our unjust and unsustainable food system at the edges.

Agroecology: For people

The transformation of our food system must be designed from the grassroots up, built on local knowledge, diversity, culture and traditions, and bring social cohesion and equity to communities. Everyone has the right to good food. We support the empowerment of small-scale farmers and food producers who bypass the industrial farming system by offering good food direct to communities through local supply chains.

Agroecology: For nature

Farming that promotes diversity, not monocultures, is the only way to produce good food at the same time as protecting people and the planet from climate change and biodiversity loss. Working with natural processes and avoiding artificial fertilisers and pesticides protects and enhances biodiversity. Small, mixed farms that work with nature are more productive per hectare than industrial farms.

Agroecology: For climate

Farms that work with nature are more resilient to a changing climate in which droughts and flooding are becoming more common. Green manures, inter-cropping, no-till, tree- and hedge-planting all improve the quality of soils and keep carbon and water in the ground. Agroecological farming recognises that diversity, co-creation and cooperation are essential – such as combining local traditional knowledge with global climate science.

How we work

We bring people of all food and farming backgrounds and experiences together in networks and gatherings, to share and collaborate

We fund small-scale food and farming enterprises with strong social and ecological values which serve their local communities

We build the case for agroecology by gathering and sharing evidence

We work with people and organisations to disrupt the power imbalances in the food system and the food movement


Thanks to Chloe, Holly and Rachel at RealVeg CSA in Suffolk