UC Berkeley’s Student-Run Garden Offers Urban Oasis to Students and … – KQED


KQED

UC Berkeley's Student-Run Garden Offers Urban Oasis to Students and
KQED
One of the allies of the garden, Agroecology Professor Miguel Altieri, often tries to rent the space closest to the garden where he too gardens organically, but the students can't control what happens on the other side of the fence. While they

Guest commentary: Film screening will highlight Earth Week in Albany – Contra Costa Times

Guest commentary: Film screening will highlight Earth Week in Albany
Contra Costa Times
UC Berkeley Professor of Agroecology Miguel Altieri writes that "Cuba's achievements in urban agriculture are truly remarkable. Cuban farms supply 70 percent or more of all fresh vegetables consumed in cities such as Havana and Villa Clara. Through …

Zero tolerance policies on GMO “contamination” hurt organic and conventional … – Genetic Literacy Project


Genetic Literacy Project

Zero tolerance policies on GMO “contamination” hurt organic and conventional
Genetic Literacy Project
Miguel A. Altieri, a professor of agroecology at the University of California, Berkeley, argued that transgenic crops are not compatible with agroecology, the larger scientific umbrella that includes organic farming practices. Genetically modified

B is for biodiversity – World Development Movement (press release)


World Development Movement (press release)

B is for biodiversity
World Development Movement (press release)
This has nurtured biologically and genetically diverse smallholder farms with a robustness and a built-in resilience that has helped them to adjust to rapidly changing climates, pests, and diseases” – Miguel Altieri, prominent agroecology scientist

Participants at the Occupy National Gathering at Southside Park on Aug. 2. – Sacramento Bee

Participants at the Occupy National Gathering at Southside Park on Aug. 2.
Sacramento Bee
In that agreement, a small portion of 20 acres was set aside for education, research and community use, with oversight by UC Berkeley professor of agroecology Miguel Altieri. In an op-ed last year to the Daily Californian, Altieri wrote that he

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Hope blossoms among researchers for future of urban farming – Daily Californian

Hope blossoms among researchers for future of urban farming
Daily Californian
But Ann Thrupp, the institute's executive director, said it is concerned about both the stability of the Gill Tract and the necessary funding – which campus agroecology professor Miguel Altieri, an avid supporter for a potential center, estimates to be

PASAbilities Award Winners Announced | NorthCentralPA.com – NorthcentralPa.com

PASAbilities Award Winners Announced | NorthCentralPA.com
NorthcentralPa.com
The recipients will address the PASAbilities Plenary session in addition to keynoter Miguel Altieri, internationally acclaimed Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and author of 

Is getting out of farming the best bet for smallholder farmers? – IRRI news (press release)

Is getting out of farming the best bet for smallholder farmers?
IRRI news (press release)
On my way to India, I read an interesting paper by Miguel Altieri—Agroecology, Small Farms, and Food Sovereignty. The central argument he makes is that the model of a commercialized globalized agriculture is wrong, and that a new model for agriculture 

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Is Organic Farming the Key to Solving Hunger? And Climate Change? – TakePart

Is Organic Farming the Key to Solving Hunger? And Climate Change?
TakePart
“What people are realizing is, first of all, industrial agriculture is not feeding the world,” Altieri, Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkley, said in a phone interview. “Most of what it produces is biomass, which is for cattle, biotech crops, and
Wake Up and Smell the Soil! Groundbreaking UN Report on the Paradigm Shift Huffington Post



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Wake Up and Smell the Soil! Groundbreaking UN Report on the Paradigm Shift … – Huffington Post

Wake Up and Smell the Soil! Groundbreaking UN Report on the Paradigm Shift
Huffington Post
Its authors include some of the world's leading experts on food, sustainability, and agroecology, including Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley professor, and Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Three key findings

Use of traditional paddy cultivation as a means of climate change adaptation … – The Island.lk (subscription)

Use of traditional paddy cultivation as a means of climate change adaptation
The Island.lk (subscription)
Impacts of Agricultural Technologies", Evans Schools of Public Affairs, University of Washington. M.A. Altieri, 2008, "Agroecology: Environmentally Sound and Socially Just Alternatives to the Industrial Farming Model", University of California

Urban Agroecology: A Lighthouse of Sustainability – Earth Island Journal

Urban Agroecology: A Lighthouse of Sustainability
Earth Island Journal
Rene Zazueta and I had crossed paths numerous times on the UC Berkeley campus. Since he rarely uttered a word in meetings we both attended, I thought him as the “silent sidekick” of Miguel Altieri, the UC professor and agroecology researcher who was 

Fri Jul 12 2013 Occupy the Farm Continues to Fight Against Unsustainable … – Bay Area Indymedia

Fri Jul 12 2013 Occupy the Farm Continues to Fight Against Unsustainable
Bay Area Indymedia
Miguel Altieri, Professor of Agroecology at UC, is offering his lab's field on the north side of the Tract to the community for a participatory urban agriculture research project to demonstrate the benefits of community involvement at the Gill Tract

Fri Jul 12 2013 Occupy the Farm Continues the Fight Against Unsustainable … – Bay Area Indymedia

Fri Jul 12 2013 Occupy the Farm Continues the Fight Against Unsustainable
Bay Area Indymedia
Miguel Altieri, Professor of Agroecology at UC, is offering his lab's field on the north side of the Tract to the community for a participatory urban agriculture research project to demonstrate the benefits of community involvement at the Gill Tract

Occupy the Farm Continues the Fight Against Unsustainable Development at Gill … – Bay Area Indymedia

Occupy the Farm Continues the Fight Against Unsustainable Development at Gill
Bay Area Indymedia
Miguel Altieri, Professor of Agroecology at UC, is offering his lab's field on the north side of the Tract to the community for a participatory urban agriculture research project to demonstrate the benefits of community involvement at the Gill Tract

Occupy the Farm: a Struggle for Land Sovereignty – Bay Area Indymedia


Bay Area Indymedia

Occupy the Farm: a Struggle for Land Sovereignty
Bay Area Indymedia
Miguel Altieri, Professor of Agroecology at UC, is offering his lab's field on the north side of the Tract to the community for a participatory urban agriculture research project to demonstrate the benefits of community involvement at the Gill Tract

Seeding Sustainability: Hunger, Biotech, and the Future of Food Systems-A Panel Discussion

Title: Seeding Sustainability: Hunger, Biotech, and the Future of Food Systems-A Panel Discussion
Location: UCSC Media Theater (park at Performing Arts Lot)
Link out: Click here
Description: A presentation and panel discussion on Seeding Sustainability: Hunger, Biotech and the Future of Food Systems will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 7-10 pm at UCSC’s Media Theater. Noted panelists include Pamela Ronald, UC Davis; Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley; Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First; and Joseph DeVries, director of the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (invited).

This event is free and open to the public. Please use the Link out link to pre-register. For more information contact tgalarne@ucsc.edu or 831.459-3248.

Hosted by the UCSC Food Systems Working Group, UCSC Science and Justice Research Center, and CASFS, with support from Measure 43.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2013-02-23
End Time: 22:00

Presentation on Hunger, Biotech and Food Systems on February 23

A presentation and panel discussion on Seeding Sustainability: Hunger, Biotech and the Future of Food Systems will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 7-10 pm at UCSC’s Media Theater. Noted panelists include Pamela Ronald, UC Davis; Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley; Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First; and Joseph DeVries, director of the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (invited).

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-register here. For more information see the attached flyer or contact tgalarne@ucsc.edu or 831.459-3248.

Hosted by the UCSC Food Systems Working Group, UCSC Science and Justice Research Center, and CASFS, with support from Measure 43.


Miguel Altieri: Why is agroecology the solution to hunger and food security? – GoodFood World

Miguel Altieri: Why is agroecology the solution to hunger and food security?
GoodFood World
Today, a billion people live in hunger. Peak oil and environmental degradation threaten the food security of billions more; particularly with half the world's population living in urban environments where they are dependent on industrially produced and

Agroecology, Food Sovereignty, and the New Green Revolution


Eric Holt-Giménez a & Miguel A. Altieri b
a Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First, Oakland,
California, USA
b College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, California, USA

Accepted author version posted online: 04 Sep 2012.Version of
record first published: 17 Dec 2012.
To cite this article: Eric Holt-Giménez & Miguel A. Altieri (2013): Agroecology, Food Sovereignty

 

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Triple Crisis Prompts Shift from Vulnerable to Rooted Agriculture – Truth-Out

Triple Crisis Prompts Shift from Vulnerable to Rooted Agriculture
Truth-Out
His report presents substantial empirical evidence, across many crops and countries (including that of Miguel Altieri in Latin America and Jules Pretty in Africa), of major increases in yields for farmers practicing agro-ecology. De Schutter's review

Prop 37’s Impact on Food Prices Uncertain | Latest News | Earth Island Journal … – Earth Island Journal

Prop 37's Impact on Food Prices Uncertain | Latest News | Earth Island Journal
Earth Island Journal
the package, says Miguel Altieri, agroecology professor at University of California, Berkeley. But it's the claim by opponents of the measure, including large manufacturers and agribusinesses, that food prices would skyrocket if the proposition passes

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New Prop 37 Voter Survey Shows Broad Support for GMO Labeling – Earth Island Journal

New Prop 37 Voter Survey Shows Broad Support for GMO Labeling
Earth Island Journal
the package, says Miguel Altieri, agroecology professor at University of California, Berkeley. But it's the claim by opponents of the measure, including large manufacturers and agribusinesses, that food prices would skyrocket if the proposition passes

Journal of Sustainable Agriculture Editorial

Read the entire editorial in the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture.
July 24, 2012

We Already Grow Enough Food for 10 Billion People … and Still Can’t End
Hunger

Eric Holt-Giménez a , Annie Shattuck b , Miguel Altieri b , Hans
Herren c & Steve Gliessman d

a Food First, Oakland, CA
b University of California, Berkeley, CA
c Millennium Institute, Washington, DC
d University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Rio+20: “Agroecology Is The Only Path”, Miguel Altieri

Dr. Miguel Altieri is Professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley and the President of the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology. He is the author of more than 200 publications, and numerous books. He contributed to, and endorsed, the petition of our US campaign.

Pavlos Georgiadis, who is currently representing Young Organics at Rio+20, met with him at the Earth Summit and produced this video. Enjoy!