Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2016

SHIFFT: Supporting Holistic “Innovation” and the diFFusion of innovaTion: Scaling up Agroecological System Development

Chris Maughan
Chris Maughan
Great Britain
Coventry University - Great Britain
Great Britain

The opportunity to help create more just and sustainable food based on the ideas and perspectives of small scale agroecological producers.

Agroecology (AE) is being taken up by scientists, civil society and governments as one of the important development pathways to improve the sustainability and equity of agri-food systems. Many of the most promising AE innovations are invisible or marginalized by mainstream policies and funders. The dominant thinking and policy around what constitutes desirable innovation, research and policy largely reflect a now defunct productivist model of development. This narrow paradigm undermines the wider range of economic, social, and political innovations that must be better understood and supported. This international research project will interrogate the meanings and the processes of innovation in agriculture and focuses on the ways that grassroots AE innovations can be better scaled up. We will analyse grassroots innovation in France, the UK and Spain. The project will also focus on how grassroots AE innovation processes can be diffused and how this can be supported by policy research.

Shortlisted projects

Uganda

Uganda

Achieving food security in a changing climate: investigating the potential of using fast agro-produce hybrid solar drying technology in Uganda
Mohammed Ssemwanga
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Mexico

Mexico

Bio-cultural diversity bringing joy back to the table: Recovery of food traditions in Los Altos de Chiapas, México and Shillong, Meghalaya, North East India.
Constanza Monterrubio Solis
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Italy

Italy

Good for bees, good for humanity
Niccolò Calandri
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Germany

Germany

Achieving food sovereignty with edible insects: Breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition
Darja Dobermann
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Taiwan

Taiwan

Change your mind before you choose! Brain signature of changing food information on healthiness and sustainability to improve food choice
Pin Jane Chen
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Italy

Italy

MU-SIC (Mucuna Pruriens-Safety InterContinental). A legume that Units Continents: Efficacy and safety of food that can treat a neurological disease
Benedetta Raspini
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Colombia

Colombia

Agricultural production in recovered areas after coal mining in Brazil: the boundaries between risk and food security
Diana Marcela Morales Londoño
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Benin

Benin

Climate Change And Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.) Productivity in Benin (West Africa): Measures And Adaptation Strategies
Bello Daouda
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Great Britain

Great Britain

SHIFFT: Supporting Holistic “Innovation” and the diFFusion of innovaTion: Scaling up Agroecological System Development
Chris Maughan
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