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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 Asian Agriculture Summit & Exhibition (AASE) will contribute to the cause of agricultural intervention and sustainable growth where youths will be at the forefront of change in the local communities and globally.  The goal of the Summit is to promote sustainable agro-economy through exchanging knowledge and experiences of youth agro-entrepreneurs,...
Nepal
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2019
The objebtive of the event is to share information and practices on challenges and opportunities on Agroecology in Central Asia countries. Expected outputs:• Awareness raised on the multiples benefits agroecology can provide in Central Asia countries• Knowledge and practices on agroecology among the stakeholders shared• Priority for the agenda in the...
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2019
The first dialogue on Agroecology in Central Asian countries was held in Bishkek on August 28, 2019. Over the three days workshop, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with representatives from a number of agencies and experts from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and others, discussed...
Kyrgyzstan
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2019
The Argentine Society of Agroecology will hold the First Argentine Congress of Agroecology at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, from 18 to 20 September 2019. Thus, the Argentine Society of Agroecology is taking a fundamental step to consolidate Agroecology at a national...
Argentina
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2019
The objective is to introduce the global analytical framework on AE to FAO staff in decentralized offices in the region and to external partners engaged in agroecological approaches such as staff from CSOs, academia, research institutions and NGOs so that they can pilot the GKP in their various contexts.  The...
Thailand
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2019