, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 472–480

Scaling up Agroecological Approaches for Food Sovereignty in Latin America

  • Miguel A Altieri
  • Clara I Nicholls
Thematic Section

DOI: 10.1057/dev.2008.68

Cite this article as:
Altieri, M. & Nicholls, C. Development (2008) 51: 472. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.68


As the expansion of agroexports and biofuels continues unfolding in Latin America, the concepts of food sovereignty and agroecologically based production systems gain increasing attention. Miguel A. Altieri and Clara I. Nicholls suggest that the key importance will be the involvement of farmers directly in the formulation of the research agenda and on their active participation in the process of technological innovation and dissemination through models that focus on sharing experiences, strengthening local research and problem-solving capacities.


agroecology food sovereignty sustainable agriculture 

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  • Miguel A Altieri
  • Clara I Nicholls

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