Students will investigate the social, political, and economic elements of the global food system from multiple perspectives. This course will also allow students to consider the ability to scale-up agroecology, and the potential intersection between agroecology, food sovereignty and government policies.

Prerequisite: A solid understanding of the practice and principles or agroecology and food sovereignty, acquired through formal study, life experience or both. Please contact the instructor ( to discuss prior to registering.

Fall Term: August-December
Spring Term: January – May

Please Note: This course meets online. Date/time TBD.

The Agroecology, Food Sovereignty and Social Movements course is taught by Martha Caswell, co-director of the Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC), a community of practice housed in UVM’s Department of Plant and Soil Science.