The UK’s National Food Strategy brought the term “agroecology” into mainstream policy discussions. This policy insight from the Food Research Collaboration traces how different definitions of the term have evolved, with varying degrees of emphasis on agroecology’s agricultural practices and political aims. The National Food Strategy defines agroecology mostly in terms of on-farm activities, rather than as inherently interlinked with wider food system shifts.
Read the full report, Who means what by agroecology. And why it matters, here. See also the TABLE explainer What is agroecology?, the short summary video What is agroecology? and the visualisation Exploring the ebbs and flows of different agricultural movements.