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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Food security and Nutrition: HLPE 2013 Reports

The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition has officially presented its 2013 Reports in front of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stakeholders, in June 2013. The two reports Investing in Smallholder Agriculture and Biofuels and Food Security are now available here.

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Measuring farmer’s agroecological resistance in the wake of Hurricane Mitch

Content This study, published in 2001 by IIED, is the outcome of a participatory action research carried out in cooperation with the Campesino a Campesino, a farmer-led sustainable agriculture movement in Latin America. It compares the sustainability of conventional to agroecological farms after Hurricane Mitch, covering  360 communities of smallholders from southern Nicaragua to eastern Guatemala.

Author Eric Holt-Gimenez
Contributor IIED
Year Published 2001
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country Guatemala, Nicaragua
Link http://tinyurl.com/dx7jy2h

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