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BVLE ABER conference on agro ecology


Agro-ecology is emerging as an approach to respond to the mounting problems resulting from an increasingly globalized and industrialized agro-food system. For instance, the authors of the International Agricultural Assessment of Knowledge Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) see agro-ecology as “the best strategy for rebuilding agriculture and ending rural poverty and hunger” (Holt-Giménez & Altieri, 2012). The defenders of this approach present it as an alternative to the so called industrialized agro-food system.  It is also being presented as a solution to solve the growing food, fuel and climate crises.

 

Today, the purpose of agro-ecology is to move beyond being a just technical revolution at the farm scale and to embrace social and institutional issues as well. Following Stassart et al. (2012), the agro-ecological discipline may now be considered as “the study of the relationship between food production and the wider society”.

 

From an socio-economic and institutional point of view, the question rises if and how agro-ecology could contribute to reshaping power relations in the current agro-food system. At a broader level, it might also catalyze other transformations in society.

 

Three experts will give their insights on the multiple dimension of this “bottom-up” dynamic of the agro-ecological movement, followed by a debate in which we hope you actively participate!

 

 

“The socio-economic and institutional challenge of agroecology”

 

14.00 – 14.15          

            Welcome

            Etienne Verhaegen (UCL)

 

14.15 – 14.45          

         Towards Ecological Intensification of World Agriculture

            Prof. Pablo Tittonell, Wageningen UR (NL)

 

14.45 – 15.15  

How political is agroecology? An invitation to reclaim the political economy dimensions of food systems

            Gaëtan Vanloqueren, Université catholique de Louvain

 

15.15 – 15.30           Coffe break

 

15.30 – 16.00 

Agroecology a tough exercise in multidisciplinarity and comparaisons
with previous "revolutions"

             Prof. Dirk Reheul, Universiteit Gent

 

16.00 – 17.00

           

            Debate

Members BVLE ABER (€0.00)
Non-members BVLE ABER (€15.00)

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October 22, 2013 13:30 - 17:30 (GMT +00:00 UTC)


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Rue du progres 50, 1210, Brussels (Room 1B03)

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Participants (52)


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    • Antoinette Dumont
      company: Université Catholique de Louvain-la-neuve (UCL)

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    • Kris Van Nieuwenhove
      company: SALV

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    • Yanne Goossens
      company: KULeuven

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    • Alain LAIGNEAUX
      company: Belgian Development Agency BTC

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    • carlotta Ebbreo
      company: Université Catholique de Louvain La Neuve

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    • Valérie Bastin
      company: SPF Economie, Direction industries agroalimentaires

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    • gwen laureys
      company: OMGEVING

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    • Eva Snijders
      company: Departement Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie

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    • Hielke Van Doorslaer
      company: Oxfam-Wereldwinkels

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    • Atti Tchabi
      company: Oxfam-Wereldwinkels

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    • Bert Van Gils
      company: ILVO - Instituut voor landbouw- en visserijonderzoek

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    • Marco Contiero
      company: Greenpeace

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    • Gisele Henriques
      company: CIDSE

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    • Nathalie Janne d'Othée
      company: CNCD-11.11.11

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    • Jaak Nelissen
      company: FOD Economie

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    • Kristof Volckaert
      company: Trias

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    • Jo Dalemans
      company: Broederlijk Delen

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    • Bavo Verwimp
      company: Vlaamse Landmaatschappij

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    • Ine Vervaeke
      company: provincie Vlaams-Brabant

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    • Sybille Mazay
      company: SPF Economie

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    • Jeroen Watté
      company: Wervel vzw

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    • Triest Quentin
      company: UCL - Bioengineering (student)

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    • Geert Rogiers
      company: Vlaamse Landmaatschappij

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    • François Delvaux
      company: Entraide & Fraternité

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    • Georges Vandermeulen
      company: FOD Economie

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    • Marco Quattrola
      company: University of Gent

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    • Maarten Roels
      company: UGent

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    • Alessandra Manganelli
      company: Politecnico di Milano

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    • Joris Relaes
      company: kabinet Minister-president Kris Peeters

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    • Federica Bono
      company: KU Leuven

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    • Stéphane Parmentier
      company: Oxfam-Solidarity

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    • Michael Van Zeebroeck
      company: Vlaamse Overheid, Afdeling Monitoring en Studie

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    • Laura Van Vooren
      company: ILVO

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    • Erwin Wauters
      company: ILVO - Social Sciences Unit

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    • Bruno Henry de Frahan
      company: Université catholique de Louvain

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    • Ludwig Lauwers
      company: ILVO

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    • Bernd Annaert
      company: K.U.Leuven

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    • Fleur Marchand
      company: ILVO

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    • Ricardo Romero Perez Grovas
      company: CIMMYT-KULeuven

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    • Hilde Wustenberghs
      company: ILVO - Social Sciences

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    • Pieter Vlaeminck
      company: KU Leuven

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    • Tessa Avermaete
      company: KU Leuven

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    • Peter Blancquaert
      company: European Commission

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    • Wies De Troch
      company: FOD Economie

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    • Lieve De Cock
      company: ILVO

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    • Dirk Van Guyze
      company: SALV

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    • Wies De Troch
      company: FOD Economie

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    • Steven Van Passel
      company: Hasselt University

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    • Gabriël Ysebaert
      company: Departement LV

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    • Guido Van Huylenbroeck
      company: UGent