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RR3, #241063, Concession Rd. 3,
Allenford, ON
N0H 1A0
About Us
About GBCAE Cooperative Inc.
We are a group of rural farmers and professionals, combining practical farming experience with professional and academic experiences in Canada and around the world. By collaborating through the Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology, each of us is better able to contribute our unique skills, experiences and talents to furthering agroecology and the development of fair and resilient food systems in Canada.

Our Vision:
A resilient and fair food system that is rooted in healthy soils and thrives on diversity, local knowledge and the sharing of experience.

Our Mission:
Contribute to the development of resilient and fair food systems by fostering bottom-up research, education, extension and policy development for agriculture, food storage and processing, distribution and marketing.

What is Agroecology?:
Agroecology is both a science and a set of practices. As a science, agroecology is the “application of ecological science to the study, design and management of sustainable agroecosystems.” As a set of agricultural practices, agroecology seeks ways to enhance agricultural systems by mimicking natural processes, thus creating beneficial biological interactions and synergies among the components of the agroecosystem. Today many researchers define agroecology to be the integrative study of the ecology of the entire food system, encompassing ecological, economic and social dimensions, from field to fork (and back).

Some good Resources on Agroecology

Miguel A. Altieri, Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture, 2nd ed., Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press, 1995

S. Gliessman, Agroecology: the ecology of sustainable food systems, Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press, 2007

Olivier de Schutter – U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. “Agroecology and the Right to Food”, Report presented at the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council [A/HRC/16/49]

Francis C., Rickerl D., Lieblein G., Salvador R., Gliessman S., Wiedenhoeft M.,Breland T.A., Simmons S., Creamer N., Allen P., Harwood R., Altieri M., Salomonsson L., Flora C., Helenius J. and Poincelot R. (2003): Agroecology: Theecology of food systems. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 22(3): 99–118
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