Linking agroecology with society applying the NextFOOD approach.
Main stakeholders involved: Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. UCH teachers, farmers, agronomists, extensionists (teaching staff), anthropologists (teaching staff).
Multi-actor approach in case: Students, social actors linked to agroecology (farmers, agronomists) and teachers, seeking the linkage between students and stakeholders in agroecological systems through participatory research, team, and interdisciplinary work.
Students realized the importance of making a good diagnosis when carrying out field work, using the skills of observation, dialogue, and participation. The importance of reflection was reinforced, perceiving it as a process in which experiences are linked with content.
The teaching staff are aware of the importance of conducting courses in which work is done directly and continuously with stakeholders. During the development of the case study reports, students became more engaged and wanted to lead the process, because they have the responsibility of identifying opportunities and gaps through the diagnosis, but also in order to give stakeholders feasible recommendations.