Are you…

...looking for promising showcases on agroecology in the area of field projects, policy, research or climate change?

...aware of the commonalities and points of divergence between different definitions and interpretations of agroecology?

...interested to know how agroecology is contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Efficiency

Increase resource-use efficiency, produce more using less external resources, reduce dependancy on external inputs

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Recycling

Support biological processes that drive the recycling of nutrients, biomass and water within production systems. Close cycles and reuse waste

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Balance

Optimize the biophysical mechanisms and interactions at play within farming systems so as to boost natural regulation processes

Responsible Governance

Promote responsible, effective, transparent, accountable and inclusive governance mechanisms, improve land and natural resources governance (equitable access to land and natural resources; protection of soil, biodiversity and ecosystem services), provide incentives for long-term investments in sustainable practice

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Synergies

Optimize biological synergies that enhance key functions across food systems by a careful design of diversified system and integration of elements in the system. Synchronize activities at landscape level

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Resilience

Increase capacity to recover from disturbances, maintain a functional balance, enhance ecological and socio-economic resilience

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Diversity

Optimize, manage and conserve the diversity of species and genetic resources, local breeds, income and markets, diets and consumption, including vertical, temporal, spatial on-farm diversity

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Circular and Solidarity Economy

Reconnect producers and consumers, prioritize local markets and short food circuit, support local economic development

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Traditions

Support healthy, diversified and culturally appropriate diets, re-balance tradition and modern food habits, support the right to adequate food

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Sharing Knowledge

Promote innovation co-created through participatory processes and context-specific, blended knowledge and bottom-up technology transfer. Promote formal and non-formal education

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Social Values

Protect and improve rural livelihoods, equity and social well-being, build autonomy and adaptive capacities, empower people and communities to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, while promoting human rights, address gender and rural youth inequalities

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The Agroecology Info Pool of Biovision is a compendium of existing knowledge and good practices on agroecology. It provides elements and resources to understand what agroecology is, what it has to offer and how it is currently implemented at different levels. Such clarification is useful to initiate dialogue, build political momentum and avoid standoff. By pooling experience and evidence, we seek to promote agroecological approach

among policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and farmer communities. The Agroecology Info Pool contains a short comparison and analysis of different definitions and principles of agroecology, convincing showcases of the systemic, agroecological approach as well as an assessment of the impacts of various agroecological interventions on all Sustainable Development Goals.