Agroecology: A Path to Sustainable Development

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva writes about the importance of agroecology to put forward sustainable food systems that offer health, nutritious and accessible food for all, ecosystem services, and climate resilience.

Will Agroecology be the Solution to Mitigate Climate Change? Food Tank Goes to the United Nations FAO to Make the Case

Building on a Global Dialogue, the Second International Symposium on Agroecology will generate next steps to “scale-up and scale-out agroecology.”

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition YES! Finalist Chris Maughan on Agroecology Innovations for Social Justice and Sustainability

BCFN Alumni Chris Maughan describes the rise of the agroecology movement, the biggest obstacles to agroecological development, and how the SHIFFT project is working to support agroecological innovations across Europe.

Agroecology and Regenerative Organic Agriculture Scholarship Opportunities with Grow Ahead

Women farmers from Africa, Asia, or Latin America are eligible for Grow Ahead scholarships to attend agroecology or regenerative organic agriculture workshops and trainings.

We Must Transition to Diversified Agroecological Systems

Nick Jacobs, a specialist in agri-food, trade, and development policies, discusses IPES-Food’s recent report, entitled Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus, and how to change the global food system.

The Struggle for ‘Toxin-Free’ Sri Lankan Farming

Once known as ‘the granary of the East’, Sri Lanka’s food production has suffered over recent decades, with civil war, natural disaster, and failed policy all contributing to a fall in domestic food production and a rise in imports. In 2016, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena published an ambitious three-year agricultural plan to build a ‘toxin-free nation.’ The plan reimagines the country’s agricultural future based on the principles of agroecology: an approach which prioritizes sustainable and people-centered practices over corporate profit.

After a Global Hunger Increase, These 17 Organizations Innovate for Change

U.N. releases a new report showing a five percent increase in global hunger from 2015 to 2016 despite eradication efforts. Eight organizations are using regenerative agriculture and agroecology to fight back.

Advocating for Food Sovereignty at La Via Campesina

La Via Campensina, one of the world’s largest grassroots movements, is holding their seventh International Conference this July to advocate agroecology as the path towards Food Sovereignty.

Freya Yost on Respecting “Farmers and Their Rightful Place in Our Food System”

Freya Yost, Vice President at A Growing Culture, discusses the potential of farmers in building a more equitable food and agriculture system, with one central question: what can we learn from smallholder farmers?

MESA Launches Online Certificate Course in Applied Agroecology

MESA’s online certificate course in applied agroecology is an opportunity for learners to network with farmers and food advocates worldwide, and gain a holistic understanding of agroecology in seven lessons that encompass academic, scientific, socio-political, and traditional knowledge.