The International Agroecology Learning Network, a cooperation of different Masters of Agroecology identified 6 shifts required for a sustainable future…
– Recognize and Accommodate to Natural Resources Limits and Global Climate Change
– Embrace and Adapt to Human Population in Balance with Available Resources
– Develop System that Rely on Appropriate Technologies and Local Resources
– Replace “Monoculture Mentality” with Diverse and Creative Thinking
– Overcome Institutional Stagnation in Education and Research Planning
– Evolve from Short-term “Anthropocentric” Focus to “Ecosystems” Thinking

Vaches-BD….and 12 principles which will enable to graduates to drive these shifts.
– Use ecological principles to inform design of farming and food systems
– Adapt multi-criteria sustainability assessment of food systems
– Work with stakeholders to develop shared goals for sustainable development
– Recognize farmers experience as one valid contributor to farm system design
– Create holistic understanding for systems evaluation and future scenario design
– Combine methods from science with practical experience
– Integrate discipline-derived components into whole systems scenarios
– Use organic farming as a working model for sustainable agricultural systems
– Maximum use of contemporary resources in local food systems
– Emphasize social learning, autonomous activity, and lifelong education
– Recognize student experience as a key contribution to team learning
– Design learning to build capacity for future responsible action