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Momentum for agroecology in the USA

Despite decades of resistance in the USA, agroecology is gaining momentum as a catalyst for food systems transformation, calling for coordinated action between science, practice and movement to dismantle the dominant industrial paradigm.

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Fig. 1: HLPE principles of agroecology and how coordination across spheres of agroecology (science, practice and movement) is necessary to achieve them.
Fig. 2: Diversified farm field illustrating agroecological practices.


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We would like to thank M. Liebman, B. Tracy, J. Blesh, A. Shattuck, J. Chappell, C. Anderson, T. Crews and B. Maxwell for comments on an early version of our work. We also thank the organizing committee of the first US Agroecology Summit for convening the meeting that inspired this work.

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Ong, T.W., Roman-Alcalá, A., Jiménez-Soto, E. et al. Momentum for agroecology in the USA. Nat Food (2024).

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