New Edition of Agroecology Textbook Features PSS/CALS Co-Authors

A stepped garden with different varieties of lettuce growing, in Cuba.

The new edition of the foundational textbook Agroecology is now available! Congratulations to co-authors Professor of Agroecology and Environmental Studies Ernesto Mndez, Plant and Soil Science Research Associate and Lecturer Victor Izzo, Steve Gliessman, Eric W. Engles, and to Agroecology PhD student Andrew Gerlicz who provided editorial support! Continue reading “New Edition of Agroecology Textbook Features PSS/CALS Co-Authors”

May 2022 CALS in the News

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

CALS and Extension faculty, staff and students are making headlines for their commentaries, research findings, as subject matter experts, and for outreach collaborations. Below is a collection of recent stories.

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is among several partners listed in this article from Daily Coffee News about a new open-access platform that has been developed called the State of the Smallholder Coffee Farmer. Continue reading “May 2022 CALS in the News”

Praxis the Focus for Agroecology Transitions Series

Two farmers walking through a farm gate near a large tractor.

Resources are being provided by Professor of Agroecology & Environmental Studies Ernesto Mendez and his Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative support team, for projects associated with the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program in South America and Africa. This includes a new online series titled “Perspectives on Agroecology Transitions.” Continue reading “Praxis the Focus for Agroecology Transitions Series”

Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative’s 24-Hour Social Media Takeover

On March 15, the Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative, a community of practice based in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department, took the reigns of the Specialty Coffee Association’s social media channels for a 24-hour social media takeover highlighting the ALC’s two decades of research with smallholder coffee farmers in Mesoamerica. Continue reading “Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative’s 24-Hour Social Media Takeover”