Scaling Agroecology – Some of The Latest Thinking in 6 Edited Collections!

In News by Anderson Colin

There has been a lot of talk about the scaling of agroecology as a new paradigm for food and agriculture. There have been calls for scaling up, scaling out, massification, transitions, transformations and more. This new thinking on how to advance agroecology couldn’t be more relevant in the growing ecological and social crises.

A range of collections of articlesand chapters have recently been published that we thought we’d draw your attention to (below). This work resonates with our own research in this area (see this recent publication on “Domains of Transformation” for agroecology). If we missed any collections that have recently been published – or that are about the be published – let us know and we will add them (

{edited November 19, 2019}

Agroecological Scaling– Special Issues on in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.

Agroecological Transitions: From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory DesignOpen Access Book.

Agroecology for the Transition towards Social-Ecological Sustainability– Special Issue in Sustainability.

 “The Agroecology Transition of Agricultural Systems in the Global South” Open Access Book

Agroecology Transitions-TransformationsForthcoming Special Issue on the Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, edited by Jahi Chappell, Colin Anderson and Michel Pimbert. 

“New Pathways to Sustainability in Agroecological Systems” edited by Ricardo J. Salvador and V. Ernesto Méndez. (Added here Oct. 8, 2019)

Also, the following video from a CAWR seminar features Mateo Mier y Terán from research centre ECOSUR in Mexico presents research from the Agroecology Massification Research Group to highlight key factors that define scaling agroecology.