Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Dr. Yann Boulestreau


Regenerative agriculture transition for sustainable food systems: challenges, levers and practice. (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Yann Boulestreau

14-täglich | Mittwoch | 18:15 - 21:45 | 02.04.2024 - 05.07.2024 | C 12.001 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Agriculture is one of the main drivers of major sustainability issues such as biodiversity collapse, climate change, deforestation, reduction in freshwater resources and eutrophication (Campbell et al., 2019). This is rooted in farming practices with severe impacts on the ecosystems, such as the high use of artificial inputs (mineral fertilizer, pesticides), heavy tillage, simplification of the landscape and industrial animal husbandry. Pioneer farmers have developed alternatives agricultural systems for more than 30 years. Regenerative agriculture systems are being more and more promoted, putting forward agricultural practices producing food without or with minimal use of tillage, pesticides and mineral fertilizers. Yet, their ability to feed a growing population is set in question by many actors of the food system. In this course, I will teach students the basics of how agricultural and food systems work, as well as the historical background of how food systems have evolved in the past and why. I will then organize group work to address issues of real food system stakeholders who are seeking to transition to regenerative systems.