Working Paper Ircres-CNR 05/2016                              
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L’agroecologia come nuovo paradigma per l’agricoltura sostenibile. Un breve quadro teorico.
[Agroecology as a new paradigm for sustainable agriculture. A short theoretical framework]


Andrea Pronti
National Research Council of Italy,
Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth,
Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (TO)
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Abstract: This paper aim at analyze the concept of sustainable agriculture developing the base of agroecology as scientific multifunctional approach to obtain sustainable agroecosystem. Agroecology has been recognized as both a scientific method and a set of practical activities to study and project sustainability in agriculture at several scale, but unfortunately it is still unknown or restricted to the international cooperation sector. At the beginning of this paper it is studied the theoretical framework of agroecology as an holistic system of study and the evolution of its concept along time. Then it is examined the concept of agroecosystem showing some agroecological practices and examples of agroecology experiences realized around the world.

Keywords: Agroecology, Agroecosystems, Sustainable Agriculture

JEL Codes: Q15, Q57




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