Revaluing the Marginal: An agroecological approach to waste in food production and consumption in Spain

Flora Sonkin

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 33 - Urban Agroecology, p.70-71 (2017)

Waste management and agricultural production are not often dealt with under the same policy umbrella, yet recent social innovations implemented by actors from the agroecology movement in Madrid have shown it is possible to make this connection. Madrid Agrocomposta is the name of the pilot project repurposing organic waste and creating new partnerships between food producers and consumers, rural and urban dwellers, and policy makers in and around the city. Bringing together principles of agroecology and circular economy, the concept is already seeing success in municipalities beyond the Spanish capital.

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