"Agroecology is a way to design production systems that rely on the functionality provided by ecosystems."
The field house science
Agro : from ancient greek "ἀγρός", agros (field). On the agriculture sector. Or rather, it relates to the fields, that is to say, the earth, and, even better, the agricultural soil.
Ecology : from ancient greek "oikos" (house) and "logos" (science). Science that studies houses, conditions of existence of living beings, and relationships that develop between them and their environment.
Agroecology is based on a single model that can be adapted endlessly according to the constraints of the environment: the plant, the soil and the biology.
This is all about permanently covering the soil, providing the argo-ecosystem inhabitants food and shelter with the right plants in the right places, i.e. by mastering genetics and plant architecture. This agricultural system results in self-fertile soils, builds wealth, removes carbon from the atmosphere and converts it into biodiversity (living beingd, plant material, soil organic matter).
This model is an economic, social and ecological aggradation spiral. économique, social and ecological.
What does agroecology bring to society ?
The contributions of agroecology are essential, from an environmental, economic and human point of view.
The various ecosystem services on which society's prosperity depends are the result of farming in harmony and balance. Agroecology reconciles economics and ecology by optimising yields and allowing for lower inputs. Nature can produce more with less.