The dominant food system in the world is exploitative and extractive, but examples across the world demonstrate that a more just and fair food system is possible. Agroecological approaches have evolved to offer a set of guiding principles that can help transform our food systems to create a more socially just, diverse, holistic and sustainable food system that better respects and benefits cultures, the environment and people engaged at every level of the system.
Agroecological approaches are anchored in human rights, rooted in culturally and ecologically diverse knowledge systems, and have the potential to build the community resilience necessary to deal with both the forces of climate change and corporate control. Yet, there have been roadblocks to advancing agroecology globally.
Please join us for a two-hour virtual seminar that will provide an in-depth look at the transformative power of agroecology.
Agroecology experts, advocates and practitioners will discuss how agroecology, as a systems approach, can address multiple ongoing global crises — ecological, economic and sociocultural. Hear from farmers based in the Global North and South as they share their reasons for practicing agroecology and the challenges they face. Panelists will discuss these challenges, as well as potential pathways to successfully advancing agroecology. Panel presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session where audience members will interact with the presenters and the panelists.
Translation will be provided in French, English and Spanish.
The virtual seminar is co-hosted by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE).