Reference : The generative potential of tensions within belgium agroecology
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The generative potential of tensions within belgium agroecology
[fr] Le potentiel génératif des tensions au sein de l'agroécologie belge
Stassart, Pierre M mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > Gouvernance de l'environnement >]
Crivits, Maarten mailto [ILVO > > > >]
Hermesse, Julie mailto [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > > > >]
Tessier, Louis mailto [ILVO > > > >]
Van Damme, Julie mailto [> >]
Dessein, Joost mailto [> >]
MDPI Open Access Publishing
Special Issue: Mapping Agroecology in Europe. New Developments and Applications
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[en] Agroecology ; Transition ; Transdisciplinarity ; Food Justice ; controverse ; Peasants ; Boundaries Organization
[fr] Agroécologie ; Transition ; Transdisciplinarité ; Jusitce alimentaire ; controverse ; paysans
[en] organisation frontière
[en] Food crises and ecologization have given rise to a Belgian dynamic that does not behave according to the conventional tripod of agroecology: practitioners, social movement, and scientists. Instead of simply recounting the history of Belgian agroecology, the authors trace the history and dynamics in Belgium), a journey along six strands that weave themselves into a Belgian tapestry: Genetically modified crop commandos, a scientific paradigm shift, hybrid expertise opening the Northern route that intersects with a Southern political route, an original non-institutional dynamic in the French-speaking part of Belgium and an institutional initiative that led to a rift in Flanders. In the following section, we identify, emerging from those six strands, four tensions that create a space of innovations, namely, politically differentiated discourses, land access, fair price, and epistemic tensions. We discuss then the generative potential of the 4 tensions and describe the potential of reconfigurations generated by boundaries organizations, food justice and transdisciplinarity. We conclude that the concept of agroecology continues to have transformative potential in Belgium today. However, no one can predict the course of such a largely non-institutional dynamic.
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