Out on the farm agroecology engages farmers with agriculture and ecology. Farmers develop a system, unique to their farm, that nurtures the soils, plants and animals and in turn supports families and communities. There are guiding principles for Agroecology but the solutions are always local. Farmers have an innate knowledge of their own land and given the opportunity can innovate and adapt to create viable, long term, healthy diverse farms.
Agroecology demands that land is managed for the future generations. Soils, livestock, pasture, crops and paddock species should be diverse, healthy and suited to the climate. Land management practices that sequester carbon, safeguard soils and pastures and encourage biodiversity and welfare will result in clean streams and rivers. If farms are diverse they are more resilient, climates are changing we must adapt and change, rebuilding our soils and species before it is too late.