Agroecology

In 2015, the government of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh launched the “Andhra Pradesh Community-managed Natural Farming” programme. The idea was to make farming climate-resilient and thus attractive again for young…

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Agroecology

With the severe impacts that climate change is having on food security and nutrition, there is an urgent call for more sustainable and climate-resilient food systems. The quest for sustainable solutions is gaining…

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Agroecology

Agroecology is a research approach which describes the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture and a sustainable food system. The concept also ensures economic emergence from poverty. In contrast to…

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Agroecology

The 2018 Future Policy Award, granted by the World Future Council, highlights policies that scale up agroecology to contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods of small-scale food producers, ensure sustainable…

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Agroecology

Governments and international organisations have mainly taken an interest in agroecology over the last few years because of the system’s environmental benefits. However, our author believes that there are other important…

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Agroecology

“Agroecology” is becoming increasingly important in the debate on the future of agriculture and the food industry. Is it just a new buzzword, one of so many on the long list of sustainable agriculture terms, or is it…

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Agroecology

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) may well be the most controversial agriculture and food system assessment so far. It was the controversy around it…

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Agroecology

As an approach based on sustainability that is people-centred and knowledge-intensive, agroecology matches the transformative approach that the 2030 Agenda calls for. Our author explains how agroecology and the…

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Agroecology

Over the last five decades, India’s Ananthapuramu district has been transformed from a mixed cropped area with great agro-biodiversity into the largest groundnut mono-cropped area in the country – with negative impacts…

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Agroecology

For several decades, the organisation AS-PTA has been campaigning for sustainable rural development and family farming in a number of Brazilian Federal States. Knowledge exchange between farmers plays a crucial role in…

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