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Agroecology plays an important role in contributing to the eradication of hunger and extreme poverty, and as a means to facilitate the transition to more productive, sustainable and inclusive food systems. Creating a greater awareness of agroecology and its advantages is an important step to help policy-makers, farmers and researchers to apply this approach to achieve a world without hunger.

The database provides a starting point to organize the existing knowledge on agroecology, collecting articles, videos, case studies, books and other important material in one place. The objective is to support policy-makers, farmers, researchers and other relevant stakeholders through knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer. The database is a ‘living process’ that is constantly being updated.

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The First Agroecology Europe Forum intends to bring together actors from a wide horizon, willing to share their views and knowledge to design the agricultural and food systems of tomorrow. Innovation is required to develop integrative approaches which bridge existing gaps, to integrate different forms of knowledge from a broad...
The High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is the science-policy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). In October 2014, the CFS requested the HLPE to prepare a study on Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition. The present document is the response...
Built in the permafrost, the ten-year-old Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which currently contains 850,000 food crop seed varieties, was supposed to take care of itself, to operate “without the help of humans.” Unfortunately, just last week [May 2017] the massive refrigerator in an abandoned coalmine made headlines for needing our...
The farmland structure of the Misiones province (Argentina), unlike many other regions in the country, gravitates around numerous small farmsteads –typically less than 30 ha, which are the home of 60,000 families dedicated to forestry, agriculture, livestock raising, fisheries and beekeeping. In this context, the ‘Abundance’ cooperative was established in...
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Como práctica, la agroecología propone el diseño y manejo sostenible de los agroecosistemas con criterios ecológicos (Altieri 1995, Gliessman, 2002) a través de formas de acción social colectiva y propuestas de desarrollo participativo que impulsan formas de producción y comercialización de alimentos y demás productos agroganaderos que contribuyen a dar...
Agroecology is defined as the study of the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agricultural systems. Agroecology as a discipline therefore covers integrative studies within agronomy, ecology, sociology and economics.
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