This workshop is set in the context of the ongoing food, fuel, financial crisis and the need to diversify production systems. By 2030, globally, the demand for food and fiber is expected to more than double. Viable alternatives to climate-vulnerable, input-intensive agricultural approaches are needed to boost climate resilience, meet food security and nutrition needs and ensure ecosystem health in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Agroecology innovations provide a key approach for food systems transformation which positively impacts a range of SDGs.
Participants will discuss and map effective policy measures and responses and strengthen institutional responses for advancing on agroecology transition. The workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about regional and national policy and institutional developments and initiatives, contribute to scoping policy guidance for agroecology transition, share experiences and initiatives, and define paths forward for strengthening institutional support.
The workshop is organized by ESCAP, FAO and CIRAD as an activity of the Agroecology and Safe Food System Transition (ASSET) project.
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