Agroecology Extension and Innovation

Pathways to collaborative action: transforming agricultural, land and food systems, Ecoagriculture

This paper starts with a review of the scale of the challenge, and then it looks briefly at what we already know we need to do. Examples are given to illustrate the complex non-linear linkages that exist between agriculture, land, food and other systems and sectors. The need for nexus thinking is highlighted. The concept of collaboration is introduced – both as a strategic capability and an opportunity to make progress in the face of complexity and uncertainty. The difference between collaboration and coordination is explained, and cross-sectoral collaboration is described.