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Agroecology for Europe

Academic Resources

Picture by Alfred Grand, Grand Farm, Austria


The following publications aim at giving an understanding of the current situation of agroecology in Europe. 



  • Altieri M.A. (1996) Agroecology: the Science of Sustainable Agriculture – 2nd ed. CCR Press ISBN 9780813317182
  • Gliessman, Stephen R. Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300. Boca Raton, FL 33487. 2007. 384 pp. 
  • Méndez V. Ernesto, Bacon Christopher M., Cohen Roseann, Gliessman Stephen R. (2016), Agroecology: a Transdisciplinary, Participatory & Action-oriented Approach.
  • Wezel, A. (2017). Agroecological practices for sustainable agriculture: principles, applications, and making the transition. World Scientific, New Jersey, USA, 485 p. 



  • Anderson, C.R., Bruil, J., Chappell, M.J., Kiss, C., and Pimbert, M.P. (2019). “From Transition to Domains of Transformation: Getting to Sustainable and Just Food Systems through Agroecology.” Sustainability 11(19), 5272. (Download here full article)
  • Bezner Kerr R. et al. (2021). Can agroecology improve food security and nutrition? A review. Global food security. Volume 29.
  • Francis, C.A.; Lieblein, G.; Gliessman, Sr.; Breland, T.A.; Creamer,N.; Harwood, R.; Salomonsson, L.; Heleniu, J.; Rickel,D.; Salvador, R.; Simmons, S.; Allen, P.; Altieri, M.A.; Flora, C.B.; Pincelot, R, R . 2003. Agroecology: The Ecology of Food Systems. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 22 (3): 99- 118.  DOI:
  • HLPE 2019. Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition. A report by the high level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the committee on World Food Security, Rome. 570– 579. (Download here full article)
  • Levidow, L., Pimbert, M. and Vanloqueren, G. (2014) Agroecological research: conforming - or transforming the dominant agro-food regime? Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, volume 38 (10): 1127-1155. DOI: 10.1080/21683565.2014.951459
  • Lieblein, G., E. Østergaard, and C. Francis. 2004 Becoming an Agroecologist through Action Education. Intern. Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1 – 7. (Download here full article)
  • Migliorini P, Wezel A (2017). Converging and diverging principles and practices of organic agriculture regulations and agroecology. A review. AGRONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, p. 37-63, ISSN: 1774-0746, doi: 
  • Nyeleni Declaration
  • Van der Ploeg J, Barjolle D, Bruil J, Brunori G, Costa Madureira L, Dessein J, Drąg Z, Fink-Kessler A, Gasselin P, Gonzalez de Molina M, Gorlach K, Jürgens K, Kinsella J, Kirwan J, Knickel K, Lucas V, Marsden T, Maye D, Migliorini P, Milone P, Noe E, Nowak P, Parrott N, Peeters A, Rossi A, Schermer M, Ventura F, Visser M, Wezel A. (2019). The economic potential of agroecology: Empirical evidence from Europe. Journal of Rural Studies. 
  • Wezel A., Bellon S., Dor ́e T., Francis C., D.Vallod D., David C. (2009) Agroecology as a science, a movement and a practice. A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 29:503–515 (Download here full article)
  • Wezel, A., et al. (2018). Agroecology in Europe: Research, Education, Collective Action Networks, and Alternative Food Systems. Sustainability, 10(4), 1214;
  • Wezel A, Goris M, Bruil J, Félix GF, Peeters A, Bàrberi P, Bellon S, Migliorini P (2018). Challenges and Action Points to Amplify Agroecology in Europe. SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 10, ISSN: 2071-1050, doi: 10.3390/su10051598. (Download here full article)
  • Wezel, A., Herren, B.G., Kerr, R.B. et al. (2020). Agroecological principles and elements and their implications for transitioning to sustainable food systems. A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 40, 40.