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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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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

National Plan on Agroecology and Organic Production (PLANAPO).

Objective 6: strengthen and expand the consumption of organic and agroecological based products, with emphasis on short trade circuits (local and regional markets), institutional markets and government purchases, through the support to promotion and commercialization of organic and agroecological products. ...
Brazil
2013

Law No. 17.447 creating the State Policy on Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (PEATER-PR) and the State Programme for Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (PROATER-PR).

This Law, consisting of 34 articles divided into eight Chapters, establishes the State Policy on Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (PEATER-PR) and the State Programme for Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (PROATER-PR). The objectives of PEATER-PR are: expand and qualify ATER in Paraná; contribute to sustainable...
Brazil (Paraná)
2012

2012 Australia’s Native Vegetation Framework.

The Framework, under Goal 4 (Build capacity to understand, value and manage native vegetation) indirectly enables more inclusive and efficient agricultural systems. Following again the rationale that the agricultural sector has a key role in native vegetation conservation, the document encourages active participation of farmers, pastoralists...
Australia
2012

Law No. 9.923 establishing the State Policy on the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Farming and Agrarian Reform of the State of Espírito Santo (PEATER/ES) and the State Programme of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Agriculture and Agrarian Reform of the State of Espírito Santo - PROATERES.

This Law, consisting of 6 Chapters, establishes the State Policy on the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Farming and Agrarian Reform of the State of Espírito Santo (PEATER/ES) and the State Programme of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Agriculture and Agrarian Reform...
Brazil (Espírito Santo)
2012

Decree No. 7.794 establishing the National Policy on Agroecology and Organic Production (PNAPO).

This policy has as its main implementing tool the PLANAPO, which will be implemented by appropriations in the budget of the agencies and entities involved in programs and activities. It will be implemented by the union in cooperation agreements with States, Federal districts and Municipalities, civil...
Brazil
2012

Resolución Nº 265-2012-AG ─ Plan Nacional de Gestión de Riesgo y Adaptación al Cambio Climático en el Sector Agrario, periodo 2012 - 2021 (PLANGRACC-A).

La meta del Plan al 2021 es disminuir la vulnerabilidad del sector agrario y aumentar la resiliencia de las poblaciones rurales, a través de una mejor gestión de riesgos de desastres (GRD) y con medidas de adaptación al cambio climático (ACC) a nivel nacional y local,...
Peru
2012

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

This Decree, consisting of 8 Chapters, regulates the Programme for Food Acquisition (PAA) as part of the National System for Food and Nutrition Security (SISAN), established by Law No. 11.346 of 15 September 2006. It has the following purposes: to encourage family farming, promoting their economic...
Brazil
2012 (2019)

Act on the Promotion of Environment-Friendly Agriculture and Fisheries and the Management of and Support for Organic Foods, etc.

The purpose of this Act is to pursue sustainable environment-friendly agriculture and fisheries by increasing the environmental conservation role of agriculture and fisheries, reducing environmental pollution caused by agriculture and fisheries, and fostering farmers and fishermen who engage in environment-friendly practices as well as to manage...
Republic of Korea
2012 (2016)

Política Nacional del Medio Ambiente 2012.

Para llevar adelante la Política Nacional del Medio Ambiente 2012 se activará y pondrá en funcionamiento el mecanismo de coordinación de la gestión ambiental pública que estableció la Ley del Medio Ambiente: el Sistema Nacional de Gestión del Medio Ambiente (SINAMA) integrado por los ministerios e...
El Salvador
2012

Law No. 4.772 establishing baselines for policies supporting urban and periurban agriculture within the Federal District.

This Law, consisting of 6 articles, establishes baselines for policies supporting urban and peri-urban agriculture within the Federal District. These policies aim at: promoting the production of products for consumption, donation or trade; income generating activities; promoting preservation and rehabilitation of environment; promoting the use of...
Brazil (Distrito Federal)
2012

Decreto Nº 2/12 - Reglamento general de la Ley Nº 765, Ley de fomento a la producción agroecológica u orgánica. Texto refundido.

Se crea el Registro de las y los Productores Agroecológicos u Orgánicos y de Organismos de Certificación Nacional e Internacional. El Sistema de Registro tiene dependencia económica y administrativa del MAG. La autoridad de aplicación, diseñará y administrará el uso del sello agroecológico u orgánico, que...
Nicaragua
2012 (2014)

National Climate Change Strategy 2012.

The document also highlights a number of mitigation measures in different sectors in order to reduce GHG emissions, mainly (i) Energy, through promotion of low carbon technologies and a sustainable production and use of coal; (ii) Industry, through strengthening policy guidance concerning energy conservation and efficient...
United Republic of Tanzania
2012

Law No. 12.372 establishing the State Policy on Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Farming (PEATER) and State Programme of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Farming (PROATER).

This Law, consisting of 25 articles divided into six Chapters, establishes the State Policy on Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Farming (PEATER) and State Programme of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension for Family Farming (PROATER). PEATER formulation and supervision are under the responsibility of...
Brazil (Bahia)
2011

Outline for Development-oriented Poverty Reduction in China’s Rural Areas (2011-2020).

As for organization guarantee, first, the Outline proposes the management system “whereby the central government plans the project as a whole, provinces take overall responsibility and counties shoulder responsibility of implementation” and the working mechanism of “focusing on contiguous poor areas and implementing projects in specific...
China
2011

Plan Estratégico Sectorial de Desarrollo Agropecuario 2010-2020.

En el marco del Eje 1, el Plan establece como objetivo general modernizar el sector agropecuario para aumentar la capacidad de gestión del Ministerio, e impulsar la transformación productiva y la inserción competitiva de los productores y productoras en los mercados locales y externos. En este...
Dominican Republic
2011

Law No. 2.588 creating the State Programme of Agro-ecology and Incentives to Organic Agricultural production.

This Law, consisting of 7 articles, creates the State Programme for Agro-ecology and Incentives to Organic Agricultural production, under the State Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Land Reform (SEAGRI). This Programme aims at promoting the agricultural organic production without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides,...
Brazil (Rondônia)
2011

Plan Estratégico de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional – PESAN 2012-2016.

El documento reconoce la importancia de reforzar la organización interinstitucional, por lo que por medio del Sistema de Consejos de Desarrollo Urbano y Rural se busca canalizar los esfuerzos a nivel territorial contando para ello el manejo de información, toma de decisión para ejecución y los...
Guatemala
2011

Decreto Nº 51 – Fija Reglamento de la Ley Nº 20.412 que establece un sistema de incentivos para la sustentabilidad agroambiental de los suelos agropecuarios.

El presente Reglamento regula el Sistema de Incentivos para la Sustentabilidad Agroambiental de los Suelos Agropecuarios. Se establecen disposiciones detalladas sobre las actividades y prácticas bonificables, los oepradores acreditados y el Registro de Operadores, los laboratorios y su acreditación. ...
Chile
2011

Norm MAPA No. 46 establishing Technical Regulation for organic systems used for Animal and Plant Production.

This Norm, consisting of 4 Titles and 7 Annexes, divided in 119 articles, establishes the Technical Regulation for organic systems used for Animal and Plant Production. It also lays down the list of allowed substances to be used in organic systems for Animal and plant production...
Brazil
2011
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