Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology

Abstract The cases, the research and the studies to which this Report refers clearly show that in Africa, Asia and Latin America there are many Ngos and farmer-led initiatives promoting agroecological production that have demonstrated a positive impact on the livelihoods of millions of people living in small farming communities.  Agroecology has consistently proven capable of sustainably increasing productivity and has far greater potential for fighting hunger, particularly during economic and climatically uncertain times that in many areas are becoming the norm.
Successfully scaling up agroecology depends heavily on enhancing human capital and empowering communities through training and participatory methods that seriously take into account the needs, aspirations and circumstances of smallholders. At the same time major reforms must be made in policies, institutions, and research and development agendas.
Contributor Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Year Published 2013
Link http://tinyurl.com/lhh8pjn

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Scaling-up agroecological approaches: what, why and how?

Abstract A very useful discussion paper to contribute to ongoing debates on agroecological approaches and their centrality for achieving truly more sustainable agricultural and food systems; to provide key evidence and arguments for supporting advocacy work of CSOs calling for the scaling-up of agroecological approaches in various social and political arenas at national and/or international levels.
Contributor Oxfam Solidarité
Year Published 2014
Link http://ag-transition.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/201401-Scaling-up-agroecology-what-why-and-how-OxfamSol-FINAL.pdf

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