Agroecology Info Pool

Business Agroecology Criteria Tool

Assess and identify enterprises that contribute to sustainable food systems

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Based on the Agroecology Criteria Tool, find dozens of promising agroecological projects and policies.

Food Policy Series

Four videos with decision-makers from Madagascar, Colombia, India, and the Phillipines.

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Agroecology is more than just a simple definition. Explore the concept and underlying principles by clicking on the pies in the chart!

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Efficiency Recycling Balance Responsible Governance Synergies Resilience Diversity Circular and Solidarity Economy Culture and Food Traditions Co-creation and Sharing of Knowledge Social Values


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

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

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

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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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Culture and Food 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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Co-creation and Sharing of 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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