Agroecology

Agroecology is the integrative study of the entire food system, encompassing ecological, economic and social dimensions. In order to create an ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just food system, agroecology must integrate science and research, technology and practices, indigenous knowledge, and movements for social change.

Agroecology calls for a transdisciplinary, participatory, action-oriented, and politically-engaged transformation of the food system and is strongly rooted in peasant and food sovereignty movements across the world.

UCSC faculty, staff, and students, within our Center for Agroecology (formerly known as CASFS) and across campus are engaged in scholarship, experiential education, and practice in nearly all of these areas of agroecology.

Chris Benner

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  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Urban studies
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David L Bernick

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    • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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Madeleine Fairbairn

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Agroecology and Agriculture
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Julie H Guthman

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Community Studies Program
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Agroecology and Agriculture
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Naya Jones

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  • Title
    • Assistant Professor & Core Faculty in Global and Community Health Program
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • African Diaspora
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Maywa Montenegro

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  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Agroecology and Agriculture
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Stacy M Philpott

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  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Ecology
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Pallab Sarker

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
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Anna L Tsing

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Campus Email
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