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AgroecologyLex is a specialized database on different legal frameworks, policies and programmes concerning agroecology in different countries. It was created in coordination with FAOLEX, which is the largest database on policies and legislation related to agriculture and renewable natural resources in the world.
 
This database is constantly updated. The information provided by the database allows users to have the complete text of the document as well as a detailed abstract of the contents, focused primarily on the purpose and specific objectives, institutional frameworks and main forms of support, in order to support transitions from conventional agriculture to agroecological approaches.

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Plan National d’Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques du Cameroun, 2015.

Par ailleurs, ce Plan d’Action prévoit la mise en œuvre de la stratégie d’adaptation qui s’articule autour de la gouvernance du plan d’adaptation ( gouvernement et les services déconcentrés de l’État, collectivités territoriales décentralisées, secteur privé, la société civile, les autorités traditionnelles et religieuses et les...
Cameroon
2015

Zimbabwe’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) Submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

As for the Governance, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate as the National Focal Point on Climate Change, is mandated to guide the nation’s compliance in all multi-lateral environmental agreements, including INDC. In this regard, the Ministry shall work in constant liaison with the Office...
Zimbabwe
2015

National strategy for agriculture and rural development for the period 2014-2020.

The text is divided into 3 Chapters, each with own thematic sub sections. The titles are: Agriculture, rural environment and policies State support in the Republic of Macedonia (1); Development goals, policies and measures for the period 2014-2020 (2); Implementation of the national strategy for agriculture...
North Macedonia
2014

Ley Nº 27.118 - Ley de reparación histórica de la agricultura familiar para la construcción de una nueva ruralidad en la Argentina.

En lo que respecta a procesos productivos y de comercialización, las acciones y programas se orientarán a incrementar la productividad y competitividad, enfocándose en la conservación y mejoramiento de suelos y demás recursos naturales, con métodos sustentables, priorizando las prácticas agroecológicas a fin de preservar, recuperar...
Argentina
2014

Agricultural Policy Action Plan (APAP) 2015-2019.

Concerning the National Climate Smart Agriculture Research and Development Programme, the aim is to promote improved conservation agriculture systems developed with focus on: climate-smart agricultural production systems and technologies; improved irrigation practices and techniques; earth observation technologies for climate observations and disaster events; management of alien...
South Africa
2014

Decree No. 12.431 establishing the Programme for Agroecology in the State of Paraná.

This Decree, consisting of 8 articles, establishes the Programme for Agroecology in the State of Paraná. This Programme aims at promoting and supporting integrated actions for the implementation, consolidation and expansion of production and consumption systems based on principles of agroecology in Paraná. Instruments of cooperation...
Brazil (Paraná)
2014

Ley VIII Nº 68 - Ley de Fomento a la Producción Agroecológica.

La presente Ley tiene por objeto fomentar el desarrollo de los sistemas de producción agroecológica en la Provincia de Misiones, mediante la regulación, promoción e impulso de actividades, prácticas, procesos de producción, comercialización y consumo de alimentos saludables con sostenibilidad ambiental, económica, social y cultural, teniendo...
Argentina (Misiones)
2014

Loi n° 2014-1170 du 13 octobre 2014 d'avenir pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et la forêt.

Cette loi instaure aussi un registre des actifs agricoles où est inscrit tout chef d’exploitation agricole. ...
France
2014

Decree No. 8.293 amending Decree No. 7.775 regulating the Programme for Food Acquisition (PAA).

This Decree amends Decree No. 7.775 regulating the Programme for Food Acquisition (PAA). Amended articles deal with administrative and legal proceedings related to the above mentioned Programme. It specifies requirements to benefit from such food acquisition programme, such as: object, quantity and specification of the products;...
Brazil
2014

Decree No. 51.617 regulating the State Policy on Agroecology and Organic Production and creating the State Programme of Agroecology (PABE) and the Management Committee of the State Policy for Agroecology and Organic Production and the PABE.

This Decree, consisting of 21 articles, regulates the State Policy on Agroecology and Organic Production and creates the State Programme of Agroecology (PABE) and the Management Committee of the State Policy for Agroecology and Organic Production and the PABE. The State Policy is integrated and articulated...
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul)
2014

Law No. 14.486 creating the State Policy on Agroecology and Organic Production.

This Law, consisting of 9 articles, creates the State Policy on Agroecology and Organic Production. This Policy is an instrument for promoting sustainable development in order to support and encourage agroecology and organic production systems as well as agroecological and organic transition. The State Policy shall...
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul)
2014

Biodiversity Strategy Austria 2020+.

Field of Action 3 lays down provisions relating to reducing pressures on biodiversity. This Field is divided in 4 targets as follows: Target 6: Energy supply is biodiversity-friendly; Target 7: Pollution is reduced; Target 8: Negative impacts of invasive alien species are reduced; Target 9: Incentives...
Austria
2014

Law No. 20.922 on the State Policies on Forestry and Biodiversity Protection.

This Law, consisting of 8 Chapters, divided in 127 articles, establishes the State Policies on Forestry and Biodiversity Protection. These policies establish the requirements to be met in order to perform forestry and biodiversity protection activities in light of a sustainable use of natural resources within...
Brazil (Minas Gerais)
2013 (2017)

NTON 11 037-11: Norma Técnica Obligatoria Nicaragüense sobre caracterización, regulación y certificación de unidades de producción agroecológica.

La presente Norma Técnica Obligatoria Nicaragüense tiene por objeto establecer las directrices y procedimientos para la caracterización, verificación, regulación y certificación de unidades de producción bajo el enfoque agroecológico. ...
Nicaragua
2013

Law No. 12.805 creating the National Policy for Livestock, Agro-forestry and Sylvo-pastoralism (ILPF).

This Law creates the National Policy for Livestock, Agro-forestry and Sylvo-pastoralism (ILPF). This Programme aims at: improving in a sustainable way productivity, quality products and agro-forestry income generating activities, through the application of exploitation integrated systems, livestock and forestry activities in deforested areas, as alternative to...
Brazil
2013

Administrative Regulations of the Baingol Mongolia Autonomous Prefecture on construction farmland shelter forests.

The content of farmland shelter forest construction plan should include farmland shelterbelt construction, management, forest fire prevention and pest control and so on. The plan should be coordinated with land use planning, water conservancy planning and electric power planning (Art. 8). For farmland and orchards that...
China (Inner Mongolia - Nei Mongol)
2013

Ley Nº 338 - Ley de organizaciones económicas campesinas, indígenas originarias y de organizaciones económicas comunitarias para la integración de la agricultura familiar sustentable y la soberanía alimentaria.

En el marco de la legislación en vigor relativa a la Revolución Productiva Comunitaria Agropecuaria, esta Ley regula la agricultura familiar sustentable y las actividades familiares diversificadas, realizadas por las Organizaciones Económicas Campesinas, Indígena Originarias (OECAS), las Organizaciones Económicas Comunitarias (OECOM) y las familias productoras...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2013

Law No. 9.950 establishing the State Policy to Fight Desertification and to Mitigate the effects of Drought.

This Law establishes the State Policy to Fight Desertification and to Mitigate the effects of Drought within the State of Paraíba. The Policy, consisting of 3 Chapters, aims at guaranteeing to local populations good conditions of life in order to cope with semi-arid weather and droughts,...
Brazil (Paraíba)
2013

Estrategia Nacional para el Desarrollo de la Producción Orgánica y Agroecológica de la República de Guatemala 2013-2023.

En cuanto al marco institucional, se busca fortalecer la institucionalidad de la producción orgánica y agroecológica en Guatemala a través de entes públicos, privados, sus alianzas y sólidos instrumentos legales de fomento y control. ...
Guatemala
2013

Estrategia Nacional de Biodiversidad 2013.

La Estrategia Nacional de Biodiversidad promueve mecanismos eficaces de coordinación al interior del Estado, incluyendo los gobiernos locales; un significativo fortalecimiento institucional del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales y de ciertas unidades en otros ministerios; el fortalecimiento de la gobernanza ambiental local; un integral...
El Salvador
2013
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