Agroecology is the study of ecological processes applied to agricultural production systems.
Agroecologists may study questions related to the four system properties of agroecosystems: productivity, stability, sustainability and equitability. Agroecologists study these four properties through an interdisciplinary lens, using natural sciences to understand elements of agroecosystems such as soil properties and plant-insect interactions, as well as using social sciences to understand the effects of farming practices on rural communities, economic constraints to developing new production methods, or cultural factors determining farming practices.
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- Agroecology Knowledge Hub Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
- Solutions from connections, 10 elements of agroecology that can guide us toward sustainable food systems fao.org