Scaling up Agroecological Approaches for Food Sovereignty in Latin America
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- Altieri, M. & Nicholls, C. Development (2008) 51: 472. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.68
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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.