AGPME is a multidisciplinary team committed to provide services to member countries. Services focus on enhancing ecological, social and economic resilience of agricultural systems for the food security of current and future generations.
We work on the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems by promoting management practices built on natural ecosystem’s processes and the enhancement of knowledge, in order to restore systems and increase efficiencies of resource use (natural/human/economic). We integrate different disciplines (weed management, agronomy, plant nutrition, mechanization, ecology, social science, IPM, climate change, pollination and biodiversity management, crop/livestock interactions) and we work in a variety of ecological zones (dry and humid savannah, mountains, drylands and rangelands, humid tropics, temperate) in over 80 countries.
Our focus is on farmers and policy makers to help providing increased awareness of the diversity of choices for adapting practices and technologies, through encouraging partnership and capacity building at multiple levels.
We contribute by collecting, reviewing and sharing information; supporting networks at national, regional and global level; developing capacity; integrating of scientific, traditional, and local knowledge; mainstreaming use and enhancement of biodiversity and ecosystem services into agricultural policies as well as at the field level; monitoring trends and developing databases, tools and policy guidelines.