Agroecology

The Agroecological Transitions Working Group aims to accelerate the transition to agroecology as a core solution to the challenges of the future of food. We seek to strengthen the practice and voice of agroecology, to uphold the integrity of natural systems and the human right to food, and to advocate for trade and investment policies that respect diverse and local food systems.

The Agroecological Transitions Working Group supports the following projects and initiatives:

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The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives from Around the World

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food reached out to experts from across sectors and around the world to weigh in on a future that protects and improves local seed systems. The result is The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives from Around the World. The report includes: an overview of global efforts to protect and preserve seed systems prepared by Emile Frison and Toby Hodgkin; commentaries from a diverse range of experts, including organic farmers, community activists, business representatives, researchers, and scientists; and, a synthesis of findings and recommendations for pathways towards more sustainable seeds systems.

Beacons of Hope

In the summer of 2016, the Global Alliance initiated a project that aims to develop a framework that brings together evidence and stories of transitions towards more sustainable food and agriculture systems so that funders, advocates and policy-makers can better understand what pathways to sustainable systems might look like across different contexts and scales, and how these models might be replicated across regions and at the global level. Initial findings are charted to be release in Spring, 2017.

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FAO Regional Meetings

In November 2015, the Global Alliance facilitated participation of 36 local food movement leaders in the FAO Regional Meetings on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa and Asia. These FAO events were the first-ever transnational meetings on agroecology in these regions and represented an important step within FAO to elevate regional and national dialogue about the viability of agroecology as a solution for the future of food.