Last updated by The POOG on January 24, 2021.

Agroecology is a system in which agriculture and ecology, both biological and human societal, are integrated to function harmoniously. Colin Todhunter[1] describes agroecology as:

Agroecology is based on food sovereignty, which encompasses the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food and the right of people to define their own food and agriculture systems. ‘Culturally appropriate’ is a nod to the foods people have traditionally produced and eaten as well as the associated socially embedded practices which underpin community and a sense of communality. But it goes beyond that.

Source: Colin Todhunter[1]


  1. Todhunter C. Reimagining the World: Agroecology vs Post-COVID Plunder. Off Guardian. January 19, 2021.