PROPOSED METHODOLOGY FOR RESEARCH INTO THE SOCIOECOLOGICAL RESILIENCE OF AGROECOSYSTEMS

Diana Nayibe Polanco-Echeverry, Lizeth Marelly Álvarez-Salas, Leonardo Alberto Rios-Ososrio

Abstract


Agroecology proposes a new epistemological and methodological paradigm to understand the reality of farming and livestock production systems that are in turn nature-society systems. The research questions around these have traditionally been resolved from two methodological approaches: quantitative and qualitative. Although each complements the other, there have not been sufficient approximations from a perspective that would integrate them. A holistic, transdisciplinary agroecological proposal should transcend the theoretical discourse and become practical trough research aiming to understand the socio-ecological relationships in the agroecosystems, report the complex phenomena arising from such relationships and prepared detailed diagnostics from a systemic point of view. Reflections are presented here on the traditional methodological approaches to agroecology and new proposals that respond to the epistemological approach of the agroecological discourse. 

Keywords


agroecology; agroecological approach; systemic approach; socioecological relationships; complex systems.

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URN: http://www.revista.ccba.uady.mx/urn:ISSN:1870-0462-tsaes.v18i2.2123



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