Agroecology is above all a process to change society.
The European Agroecology Knowledge Exchange Network (EAKEN) is a network aiming at linking initiatives in Europe which participate in the exchange of peasant agroecological knowledge based on the peasant to peasant methodology.
This network gathers members of the European Coordination Via Campesina active in the field of agroecology and other allied organisations in the European food sovereignty movement (Nyeleni Europe) that support the principles of agroecology (1) as defined by ECVC in its agroecology declaration adopted back in 2014.
The EAKEN wishes to connect grassroots educational initiatives, to give visibility and access to available peer-to-peer trainings, as well as to promote agroecology and food sovereignty in Europe.
This network forms part of an international process led by La Via Campesina (LVC) and it is coordinated in Europe by the European Coordination of La Via Campesina (ECVC).
The detailed objectives and principles of the network are defined in the Monkton Wylde Statement, the statement that brought to the establishment of the network.
(1) The term Agroecology is understood as Peasant Agroecology as referred to in the ECVC Declaration
The members of the networks are:
Belgium – Fédération unie des groupements des éleveurs et agriculteurs ( FUGEA ) and le Mouvement d’Action Paysanne (MAP)
France – l’Atelier Paysan, La Confédération Paysanne and Urgenci – International network for community supported agriculture
Germany – Arbeitgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtchaft (AbL)
Italia – Associazione Rurale Italiana (ARI)
Norway – Norsk Bonde-og Småbrukarlag (NBS)
Romania – Ecoruralis and Provision
Based in Rome– Schola Campesina
Spain – Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos (COAG), Ehne Bizkaia, Sindicato Labrego Galego (SLG)
Sweden – Nordbruk
United Kingdom – Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience – Coventry University and Land Workers’ Alliance (LWA)