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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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Friends of the Earth present this video explaining the cause of the bees’ death: the use of neonic pesticides. It is based on a study that shows that U.S. Agriculture is 48 times more toxic to insect life now than two decades ago, when they started using neonic pesticides. The...
United States of America
The French Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), as part of its research mission, and the French Development Agency (AFD), as part of its mandate of providing development aid to countries in the Global South, are exploring the possibilities of developing systems based on the scientific principles of agroecology. Several...
Bees, butterflies, and other insects are under attack by the very plants they feed on as U.S. agriculture continues to use chemicals known to kill. America’s agricultural landscape is now 48 times more toxic to honeybees, and likely other insects, than it was 25 years ago, almost entirely due to widespread...
United States of America
We present a method for calculating the Acute Insecticide Toxicity Loading (AITL) on US agricultural lands and surrounding areas and an assessment of the changes in AITL from 1992 through 2014. The AITL method accounts for the total mass of insecticides used in the US, acute toxicity to insects using...
United States of America
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This study examines the impacts of a set of agroecological interventions for a typical semiarid African country on the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The policy analysis utilises the Threshold21-iSDG model, developed by the Millennium Institute (MI), which integrates the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development into one framework....
As support for agroecology grows around the world, an urgent question spanning our field’sscientific, practical, and movement dimensions is how agroecology can “scale” to includemorepeople in more places in fair, sustainable food systems. Our challenge is to seize this opportunitywhile pushing back against the tendency to strip agroecology of its...
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