Leonardo Figueroa-Helland, Cassidy Thomas and Abigail Pérez Aguilera

-systems ecology/eco-Marxist, ecofeminist, and posthumanist theories (Figueroa-Helland and Lindgren 2016; Systemic Alternatives 2017). Second, we address food sovereignty, agroecology and indigenous revitalization movements. Third, addressing themes of contentious politics, resistance, and revolution we argue that

José Ignacio García S.J.

on organic fundamentals, which the present curriculum reflects under the framework of “agroecology.” In theory and practice, the ethos of agroecology at inea exceeds the academic setting. The college, under the pivotal leadership of Félix Revilla, S.J. (b.1958), generated and is conducting


Elaine Anderson

The municipality of Delta (British Columbia, Canada) is situated on the outskirts of Vancouver (one of the largest cities in Canada). Delta is part of the Fraser River delta which is essential to the functional integrity of the Pacific Flyway (an internationally significant stopover point for migrating birds). One million migrating and wintering waterfowl and five million shorebirds from Asia, Alaska, and Western Canada use the Fraser River delta for feeding and roosting. Delta also has some of the most fertile soil and one of the longest growing seasons in all of Canada. The Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust (DFWT) was founded in 1993 by local farmers and conservationists as a response to ongoing conflict over agricultural and wildlife resources. Government policies appear to have assisted in the formation and initial development of the DFWT, but there seems to be a lack of government policies that support long-term sustainability of such organizations. Ongoing, consistent, and adequate funding is the biggest challenge facing the DFWT today. The cumulative effect of agro-ecosystem loss in communities around the world has the potential to negatively affect the sustainability of both local and global food systems. The story of the DFWT illustrates how competing interests can work together to enhance both agricultural land and wildlife habitat through a combination of enabling government policy, citizen collaboration, and on-the-ground agri-environmental stewardship.

Rodrigo Rodríguez-Kábana, Rosa H. Manzanilla-López, Renato N. Inserra and Nahum Marbán-Mendoza

Antonio Bello Pérez, Professor of the Spanish Higher Scientific Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; CSIC), Doctor in Biological Sciences and nematologist, passed away in Madrid on 25 February 2015. Founder of the first Department of Agroecology in Spain, he

.K. Halbrandt and S.L. Kitto Impact of Education on the Attitudes of College Students Toward Biotechnology V.G. Thomas and P.G. Kevan Basic Principles of Agroecology and Sustainable Ag- riculture Book Reviews Jaap Waverling and Piet Schenkelaars (eds.) Ecological Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms

A.A. Jaradat

agroecology. Part I. Jordan National Geographic Center 1984 135 Nevo E. Beiles A. Genetic diversity of wild emmer in Israel and Turkey: Structure, evolution and application in breeding. Theor. Appl. Genet. 1989 77 421 155 Nevo E. Beiles A. Zohary D. Genetic resources of wild barley in the Near East

Livelihoods and Landscapes

The People of Guquka and Koloni and their Resources


Edited by Paul Hebinck and Peter Lent

Drawing on original data, secondary literature, aerial photographs and archives, this book analyzes changes in the use of the landscape and the nature of rural livelihoods in two South African villages. Taking an interdisciplinary approach on how livelihoods and landscapes in the Eastern Cape link the text provides a comprehensive study of the patterns of land use over time. Three separate chapters focus on cropping and cultivation practices, livestock and foraging as well as the gathering of wild plants. The book gives a vivid picture of the social dynamics and the interaction between ‘urban’ and ‘rural’. It depicts the steady deterioration in agricultural production and the corresponding increase in dependence on social grants and wages. Despite this trend remnants of a peasantry do exist.

Paolo Inglese, Guglielmo Inglese and Giorgia Liguori

: Barbera, G., Inglese P., Pimienta Barrios, E., eds. Agro-ecology, cultivation and uses of cactus pear. FAO, Rome, paper 132, pp. 78-91. Inglese, P., Israel, A.A., Nobel, P.S. 1994. Growth and CO2 uptake for cladodes and fruit of the Crassulacean acid metabolism species Opuntia ficus-indica during

Jerry Harris

. show us how the struggle for food sovereignty by indigenous people using agroecology is one of the most dynamic and important counter hegemonic global movements. This article, alongside the article by López, demonstrates that indigenous struggles to defend the environment, land, and food sovereignty