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EUROPE: Land for Agroecology

EUROPE: Land for Agroecology | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The time has come for a transformation of Europe’s food systems. Small-scale food producers, peasants, community groups, environmental justice activists and others have been calling for years for a shift towards agriculture that nourishes communities, regenerates ecosystems, and provides decent and sustainable livelihoods. The concept of agroecology encompasses these ambitions, referring to the science, movement, and practice of working with nature to build food sovereignty. The climate crisis and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have only made it clearer how urgent such a transformation is.

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Agroecology: Better farming model for Africa

Agroecology: Better farming model for Africa | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa goes into transforming the food and farming systems, with most of it “still reinforcing damaging industrial models,” whereas agroecology is the better option. Agroecology is the study of ecological processes and their application to agricultural production to improve farmers’ livelihoods and food availability. Most African farming being subsistence and smallholder, agroecology is considered a better option.

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Agroecology is Advancing Around the Globe. Will the U.S. Take Part?

Agroecology is Advancing Around the Globe. Will the U.S. Take Part? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology at its headquarters in Rome. The gathering attracted almost 800 participants, with representatives from 72 governments and 350 “non-state actors,” including civil society, academia, and the private sector. Farmers from Senegal, academics from the U.S., French parliamentarians, and staff of CropLife International, among others, gathered to debate the FAO’s claim of the urgent need to “scale up” agroecology as a means of achieving a more sustainable food system.
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Migration and Agroecology in West Africa 

Migration and Agroecology in West Africa  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Mobility in West African countries has long been a traditional adaptation strategy to climatic stressors. Present environmental changes are stressing the agricultural sector, which accounts for 35 per cent of West Africa’s GDP and employs over 80 per cent of the workforce. Employment in agriculture is so high that decay in agricultural production is one factor that leads to forced migration – which gives access to complementary income or better opportunities. Agroecology can play an important role in building resilience and adapting to climate change by optimizing interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment for a sustainable and fair food system. 

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Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Using Local Agroecological Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation: A Study of Tree-Based Options in Northern Morocco

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Using Local Agroecological Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation: A Study of Tree-Based Options in Northern Morocco | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Communities in northern Morocco are vulnerable to increasing water scarcity and food insecurity. Context specific adaptation options thus need to be identified to sustain livelihoods and agroecosystems in this region, and increase the resilience of vulnerable smallholders, and their farming systems, to undesired effects of social-ecological change. This study took a knowledge-based systems approach to explore whether and how tree-based (i.e., agroforestry) options could contribute to meeting these adaptation needs.

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