Wednesday 1st June 2016, 13.00-14.30h, Iran Room
(A light lunch will be served from 12:30 PM)

Agroecology for food security and nutrition

Following the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition held in Rome in 2014, and the three regional seminars organized by FAO in 2015, the Permanent Representations of Brazil, China, Ivory Coast, France, Hungary, Japan, Senegal, Switzerland, and Venezuela, - jointly collaborating as “Friends of Agroecology”-, wish to invite Permanent Representations to an update on agroecology for food security and nutrition. Two FAO Members will share national perspectives, scientists will present different features of agroecological systems, FAO representatives will summarize recent and forthcoming activities, practitioners will share practical experiences, and participants will be invited to engage in an open discussion.

The event will provide an opportunity to:

  • Share the outcomes of the three regional seminars on agroecology for food security and nutrition organized by FAO in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean throughout 2015.
  • Provide updates on upcoming regional seminars and related activities.
  • Exchange national and regional experiences related to agroecological practices and their potential for sustainable food and agricultural systems;
  • Enable understanding of agroecology through practical experiences.

Responsible office:



English, French and Spanish


H.E. François PYTHOUD, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO, IFAD and WFP


  1. Introduction by Ms Maria Helena SEMEDO, Deputy Director General, FAO
  2. Brief introduction to different features of Agroecology, by Dr. Eric MALÉZIEUX, CIRAD
  3. An example from the field: the case of Kaidara, in Senegal (video)
  4. Feedback on the FAO regional seminars organized in 2015, and on the FAO Regional Conferences discussion about this issue. Perspectives of next seminars in 2016, by Clayton CAMPANHOLA, Strategic Programme Leader, Sustainable Agriculture, FAO
  5. Brazilian Experiences on Agroecology, by H. E. Maria Laura da ROCHA, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Brazil to FAO
  6. China’s view on implementation and performance of agroecology, by Mr Jianmin XIE , Deputy Permanet Representative, Counselor, Permanent Representation of China to FAO
  7. View of Pr. Denis GARRITY, Drylands Ambassador, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - UNCCD (video)
  8. Experiences of practitioners and farmers:
    a. Experiences from practitioners and farmers from around the world (video)
    b. Denis TREMORIN, Director, Sustainability, Pulse Canada. 
  9. Open discussion and exchange with participants.

Twitter hashtag:

#CL154; #agroecology