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Circular and solidarity economy: it reconnects producers and consumers and provides innovative solutions for living within our planetary boundaries while ensuring the social foundation for inclusive and sustainable development

Agroecology seeks to reconnect producers and consumers through a circular and solidarity economy that prioritizes local markets and supports local economic development by creating virtuous cycles. Agroecological approaches promote fair solutions based on local needs, resources and capacities, creating more equitable and sustainable markets. Strengthening short food circuits can increase the incomes of food producers while maintaining a fair price for consumers. These include new innovative markets, alongside more traditional territorial markets, where most smallholders market their products.

Social and institutional innovations play a key role in encouraging agroecological production and consumption. Examples of innovations that help link producers and consumers include participatory guarantee schemes, local producer’s markets, denomination of origin labelling, community supported agriculture and e-commerce schemes. These innovative markets respond to a growing demand from consumers for healthier diets.

Re-designing food systems based on the principles of circular economy can help address the global food waste challenge by making food value chains shorter and more resource-efficient. Currently, one third of all food produced is lost or wasted, failing to contribute to food security and nutrition, while exacerbating pressure on natural resources. The energy used to produce food that is lost or wasted is approximately 10 percent of the world’s total energy consumption, while the food waste footprint is equivalent to 3.5 Gt CO2 of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

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The Common Agricultural Policy shapes how Europe produces food, but in many ways its no longer fit for purpose. In this video, Arc2020 and Friends of the Earth Europe spotlight the options and opportunities in the CAP for choosing farming methods which are good for people and the planet -...
فيديو
2014
Con motivo de las actividades y debates promovidos por el Gobierno Federal en el Mes de la Mujer, el MDA llevó a cabo un mini documental. El video muestra el resultado de las políticas públicas para las mujeres rurales. En el interior del Río Grande del Norte, por ejemplo, los...
Brazil
فيديو
2016
Introducción a las "Granjas regenerativas", un proyecto localizado en las afueras de San Miguel de Allende, México, pionero en la implantación del Sistema de agricultura Regenerativa Centrada en Aves desarrollado por Main Street. Combinando la producción de pollos y huevos con el cultivo y cuidado de árboles frutales y hortalizas,...
Mexico
فيديو
2016
Young green entrepreneur who has created a web platform for the marketing of organic products in Benin.
Benin
فيديو
2017
The Proceedings book includes the contributions from agreocology experts and practitioners that took part as speakers in the International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in China held Kunming, Yunnan, China from 29-31 August 2016. The volume has been prepared in order to collect and disseminate further...
China
وقائع المؤتمر
2018