Comparing organic agriculture and agroecology for sustainable agriculture

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What are the convergence and divergence between organic agriculture and agroecology ? Scientists Migliorini and Wezel recently reviewed and compared the principles and practices defined and described in EU organic agriculture regulations, IFOAM norms, and scientific literature in agroecology. They concluded that although these two streams differ on some points, both offer promising contributions for a more sustainable agriculture, especially if their principles and practices transform the agro-food systems.

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