The climate crisis demands urgent action, and communities worldwide are recognizing the pressing need to adopt sustainable practices. Rampant consumption and globalized production systems are contributing to the loss of vital resources like fertile soils, biodiversity, and local seeds. They also exacerbate socioeconomic inequalities. In this context, solutions like agroecological practices offer hope for a livable future. Agroecology blends traditional and modern methods to address critical issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, and rural poverty. It places a strong emphasis on the co-creation of knowledge as a common value.
Agroecological knowledge is being applied worldwide, with farmers and food system stakeholders embracing ecological principles in their production methods. It is crucial to preserve traditional, nature-friendly practices that risk disappearing. Equally important is making this knowledge accessible to future generations and the wider public.
Recognizing this need, the MedCaravan team created the “Best Practice Guide for Collecting Agroecological Knowledge.” This guide serves as a valuable tool to ensure the effective collection and recording of agroecological knowledge. The goal is to facilitate the dissemination of these practices and encourage their adoption on a broader scale. Agroecology offers solutions that extend beyond agriculture; it impacts art, supply systems, and community solidarity. The hope is that agroecological practices will become a widespread tool for revitalizing agroecosystems.
“The Best Practice Guide for Collecting Agroecological Knowledge” is now available online in multiple languages, including English, Italian, Turkish, Portuguese, French, Serbian, Croatian, and Arabic. This resource can be found on the Urgenci E-Learning Hub and is a valuable tool for individuals and organizations committed to agroecology.
We invite you to check out this guide, use it, and share it with your networks. By preserving and sharing agroecological knowledge, we can contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us in this important effort to make our world more resilient and environmentally conscious. Together, we can have a significant impact on building a sustainable future for all.
The “Mediterranean Caravan: Learning and Sharing Agroecology – MedCaravan” project, funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme, runs from 2020 to 2023. It involves partners as DEAFAL (Italy), Buğday (Turkey), Zelena Tranzicija (Serbia), HSEP (Croatia), FCiencias. ID (Portugal), and the international network URGENCI.