The need for transformational change in global agri-food systems is now widely acknowledged. The concept of agroecology is more and more dominating the discourse about the future of agriculture. At the same time the steady growth of the organic market has a strong impact on the global development of standards and regulatory requirements. Alternative terms, such as regenerative agriculture, ecological organic agriculture and others approaches such as Zero Budget Natural Farming are being scaled-up significantly. These concepts have involved many actors who share the desire to “scale-up” transformational change initiatives to bring about resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems.
By ensuring a transparent dialogue between the different approaches and movements we expect to develop a strong advocacy effort and to increase its influence in the global debate on the future of our Food Systems, in particular in view of the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
The organizers have held a series of three virtual workshops with different geographical focus (Global, Asia-Africa, and Europe-Americas). After these workshops, we propose to extend the discussion and open this debate to a wider audience and invite you to join this webinar.