After publishing the original in German last year („Besser anders, anders besser! Mit Agrarökologie die Ernährungswende gestalten.“) we received several requests to release it in English as well. So here it is!
Food and Agriculture could work differently, if they had Agroecology, shortened and innovative marketing cirquits and participatory forms of shaping the food system as its basic principles. The contributions in this publication show how farmers in the global South and North enhance soil fertility, biodiversity and seed productivity, and how local markets are strengthened. We also discuss how social movements and food councils try to democratice food systems and what ingredients a transformation towards social justice and real sustainability needs. Various cases from Kenya, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Nepal, Germany, France, Switzerland, Columbia and Brazil are presented..
“Better and different!” is a joint publications of a number of Germany based NGOs and Foundations: Brot für Welt, FIAN, Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, INKOTA, MISEREOR, Oxfam and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.
The publication can be downloaded here.