Agroecological Transitions: From Theory to Practice in Local Participatory Design
Bergez, Jacques-Eric (editor)
Audouin, Elise (editor)
Therond, Olivier (editor)
This Open Access book presents feedback from the ‘Territorial Agroecological Transition in Action’- TATA-BOX research project, which was devoted to these specific issues. The multidisciplinary and multi-organisation research team steered a four-year action-research process in two territories of France. It also presents: i) the key dimensions to be considered when dealing with agroecological transition: diversity of agriculture models, management of uncertainties, polycentric governance, autonomies, and role of actors’ networks; ii) an operational and original participatory process and associated boundary tools to support local stakeholders in shifting from a shared diagnosis to a shared action plan for transition, and in so doing developing mutual understanding and involvement; iii) an analysis of the main effects of the methodology on research organisation and on stakeholders’ development and application; iv) critical analysis and foresights on the main outcomes of TATA-BOX, provided by external researchers.
KeywordsLife sciences; Agriculture; Sustainable development; Soil science; Soil conservation; Environmental education; Environmental law; Environmental policy
Publication date and placeCham, 2019
Soil science, sedimentology