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Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Europe and Central AsiaInternational Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in ChinaMulti-Stakeholder Consultation on Agroecology for Asia and the PacificRegional Meeting on Agroecology in Sub-Saharan AfricaRegional Seminar on Agroecology in Latin America and the CaribbeanInt Symposium on agroecology for food Security and Nutrition
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Global Dialogue

Seeking to gain better understanding of the role that agroecology can play in achieving an end to hunger and malnutrition, FAO organized the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in September 2014 in Rome, Italy. During this symposium, stakeholders representing governments, civil society, science and academia, the private sector, and the UN system gathered to discuss the contribution of agroecology to sustainable food systems. The Symposium provided an opportunity to share experiences, and build the evidence base on agroecology. During this Symposium FAO's Director-General announced that FAO would organize regional meetings on agroecology in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and would incorporate agroecological approaches in its ongoing work. This reflects the principle that effective work on agroecology must to be based on regional and local realities and economic, social and environmental conditions.

The first FAO regional meeting on agroecology in Latin America and the Caribbean took place from 24-26 June 2015, in Brasilia, Brazil. Over 130 participants attended from governments, civil society organizations, academics, and research institutions from 14 countries. A Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa took place in Dakar, Senegal on 5-6 November 2015, with almost 300 participants from governments, research, civil society and the private sector. Finally, a Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Agroecology for Asia and the Pacific was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 24-26 November 2015 with 140 food producers, country representatives, scientists and representatives from civil society and the private sector.

In all of FAO’s approach to agroecology, our role has been to foster dialogue and collaboration among a variety of actors in order to advance science, knowledge, public policies, programs and experiences on agroecology for food security and nutrition at regional and national levels.

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