Agroecological Approaches to Enhance Resilience Among Small Farmers

Many studies reveal that small farmers who follow agroecological practices cope with, and even prepare for, climate change. Through managing on-farm biodiversity and soil cover and by enhancing soil organic matter, agroecological farmers minimise crop failure under extreme climatic events.

Agroecology Getting to the Root Causes of Climate Change

This issue of Farming Matters shows how the industrial food system is a main culprit when it comes to the climate crisis, and illustrates how agroecology and food sovereignty offer solutions by addressing the root causes of this crisis – political, social and environmental.

Erica Hellen: “Farming Is Our Livelihood, but It Is Also Activism”

Free Union Grass Farm is a diversified livestock farm producing beef, pork, chicken, duck, and eggs on nearly 300 acres in Albemarle county, Virginia. Erica and her husband utilize rotational grazing and portable infrastructure to raise animals in systems that mimic the natural world. After seven years as a full-time farmer, Erica is familiar with the flaws of our industrialized food system and hopes to convey the role small farmers play in helping fix it.

Characteristics of a Regenerative Global Diet

Today’s food system is falling short when it comes to safeguarding the health of humans and the environment. SustainAbility’s Corinne Hanson and Lorraine Smith explore what a regenerative food system would look like.