Date of Award

5-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and University Honors

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Leopoldo Rodriguez

Subjects

Agricultural ecology -- Argentina, Ecological regions, Agricultural systems -- Environmental aspects, Sustainable agriculture -- Case studies

DOI

10.15760/honors.555

Abstract

In the context of the ecological crisis that our planet currently faces under the threat of climate change, agroecology is becoming a pertinent solution in the scientific community as a resilient approach to agricultural production. Despite vast evidence of the benefits it is not widely promoted by government and NGOs. This paper seeks to address the gap of knowledge in understanding how to help producers transition to agroecological practices with a case study in Argentina, a country with diverse eco-regions where industrial-agriculture is dominant. We identify key motivations and obstacles to adopt agroecological practices and assessed possible strategies for moving forward. Also, we explore existing knowledge that demonstrates how agroecological practices enhance the resiliency of agroecosystems. The relative effectiveness of a transition to agroecology will likely determine how well agricultural systems will be able to adapt to climate change.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25256

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