The Agroecosystems History Laboratory of Pablo de Olivine University together with the think tank Alimentta held the 9th International Congress of Agroecology in Seville (Spain) on 19-21 January 2023. In recent years, there has been significant development in both social innovation experiences and discussions on how to scale the Agroecology-Based Local Food Systems. However, there are still many issues to be resolved regarding the process of implementation. In light of that, the congress sought to create a space for exchange and collective debate that enhances the monitoring of the progress of the agroecological transition and, more specifically, of the Agroecology-Based Local Food Systems.
SHOWCASE partner Elena Velado-Alonso presented her work on the project’s оverall communication strategy, including an outline of the SHOWCASE narrative (published in the project’s RIO collection here). She participated in a panel on the analysis of the transition to agroecology in Europe. There, experts reflected on the necessity to talk with people that think differently to spread the project’s message and help the transition towards agroecology in Europe, which makes effective communication essential. In this line of thought, Elena and her colleagues proposed biodiversity as a boundary concept, from which to construct common pathways with different stakeholders.
Read SHOWCASE’s Deliverable D4.1 Overall communication strategy, including an outline of the SHOWCASE narrative here.
Photo: Elena Velado-Alonso presenting her work at the 9th International Congress of Agroecology.