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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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Law No. 15.002 creating the State Policy on Food and Nutritional Security System within the State of Ceará.

This Law, consisting of 4 Chapters, creates the State Policy on Food and Nutritional Security System within the State of Ceará. This Law establishes necessary mechanisms to apply the above mentioned Policy and creates the State Food and Nutritional Security System, establishing obligations and responsibilities of...
Brazil (Ceará)
2011 (2014)

Ley Nº 144 - Ley de la revolución productiva comunitaria agropecuaria.

La presente Ley establece y regula el proceso de la Revolución Productiva Comunitaria Agropecuaria con el objeto de alcanzar la soberanía alimentaria, en el marco del desarrollo rural integral sustentable; estableciendo políticas de fortalecimiento de la base productiva, conservación de las áreas de producción, intercambio equitativo...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2011

Ley Nº 765 - Ley de fomento a la producción agroecológica u orgánica. Texto refundido.

La aplicación de la presente Ley corresponde al Ministerio Agropecuario, que empleará como mecanismos de seguimiento y control de la producción, acopio, transformación, procesamiento, almacenamiento, distribución y comercialización de productos y subproductos agroecológicos u orgánicos las normas jurídicas y técnicas vigentes, y deberá crear un Registro...
Nicaragua
2011 (2014)

Plan for Development-oriented Poverty Reduction in Rural Areas of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (2010-2015).

As for organization guarantee, the Plan requires to further improving evaluation incentive mechanisms for officials as well as departments and key counties, and organizational departments at all levels should actively coordinate work in this regard. ...
China
2011

Law No. 2.412 creating the Programme for small scale livestock production within the State of Rondônia (PROVE).

This Law, consisting of 6 Chapters, creates the Programme for small scale livestock production within the State of Rondônia (PROVE). This Programme aims at the valorisation and development of small scale rural producers. PROVE is based on the partnership between governmental institutions, NGOs, rural small producers,...
Brazil (Rondônia)
2011

EAC Food Security Action Plan (2011-2015).

The Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for Agriculture and Food Security shall guide the implementation of the Action Plan. The document also foresees to strengthen the capacity of the EAC Secretariat to coordinate the implementation of the joint programmes and projects emanating from this plan. ...
2011

Law No. 9.616 promoting agroecology and organic production in State family farming.

This Law aims at promoting and encouraging the development of agroecology and organic production within the State. To achieve the objectives of this Law, small farmers will be stimulated to practices aimed at: encourage the implementation of agroecological systems of production and certification of organic production,...
Brazil (Espírito Santo)
2011

Ley Nº 71 - Ley de derechos de la madre tierra.

En cuanto a los derechos reconocidos a favor de la Madre Tierra, éstos contemplan el derecho a: a) la diversidad de la vida (el derecho a la preservación de la diferenciación y la variedad de los seres que componen la Madre Tierra, sin ser alterados genéticamente...
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
2010

Règlement sur l'agroécologie (RAgrEco).

Le présent règlement met en exécution la loi du 7 septembre 2010 sur l’agriculture vaudoise. Notamment, l’article 1er établit que le présent règlement régit les modalités d'exécution des dispositions relatives à l'agroécologie de la loi sur l'agriculture vaudoise. Les dispositions relatives à l'autonomie et au potentiel...
Switzerland (Vaud)
2010

Loi sur l'agriculture vaudoise (LVLAgr).

La présente loi a pour but de maintenir et de promouvoir une production agricole vivrière et de qualité, rémunératrice, respectueuse de l'environnement et répondant aux besoins du marché et de la société. Elle s'inscrit dans le respect des principes de développement durable et de souveraineté alimentaire....
Switzerland (Vaud)
2010 (2015)

Law No. 14.091 establishing the State Policy to Fight Desertification and to Mitigate the effects of Drought.

This Law, consisting of 3 Chapters, establishes the State Policy to Fight Desertification and to Mitigate the effects of Drought. The Policy aims at guaranteeing to local populations good conditions of life in order to cope with semi-arid weather, promoting the sustainable socio-environmental development and at...
Brazil (Pernambuco)
2010

Law No. 12.188 instituting the National Policy on Technical Assistance for Family Farming and Agrarian Reform (PNATER) and the National Programme for Rural Family and Agrarian Reform (PRONATER).

This Law is divided as follows: National technical assistance and rural extension policy for family farming and Agrarian Reform - PNATER (Chap. I); National Programme for Technical Assistance and Rural Extension in family agriculture and Agrarian Reform - PRONATER (Chap. II); Competent authorities (Chaps. III and...
Brazil
2010

National Biodiversity Strategy.

Strategic Objective 2 pursues the reduction of the impact of climate change on biodiversity. In this context, the document aims to increase the resilience of livelihoods to disasters. Measures for adaptation and mitigation are foreseen. ...
Italy
2010

Política de Producción y Consumo Sostenible.

El Objetivo general de la presente Política es orientar el cambio de los patrones de producción y consumo de la sociedad colombiana hacia la sostenibilidad ambiental, contribuyendo a la competitividad de las empresas y al bienestar de la población. Los Objetivos específicos, son: 1) Generar una...
Colombia
2010

Decree No. 6.882 of 19 June 2009 setting the National Programme on Sustainable Development of Rural Households (PRONAF).

This Decree is composed of 9 articles. It adopts the National Programme on Sustainable Development of Rural Households (PRONAF). In particular, it defines its goals and competences with the view to improve agriculture production and to ensure a sustainable development of rural areas. Special attention is...
Brazil
2009

Plan Nacional de Soberanía y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional del Paraguay (PLANAL).

Otro objetivo explícito es fortalecer la institucionalidad del sector, estableciendo las instancias institucionales adecuadas para la implementación del PLANAL, y mejorando las capacidades institucionales para construir, ejecutar y evaluar políticas y programas integrales relacionados con la soberanía y seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de la población, basados...
Paraguay
2009

Ley Orgánica del Régimen de la Soberanía Alimentaria.

La presente Ley orgánica del régimen de la soberanía alimentaria, tiene por objeto establecer los mecanismos mediante los cuales el Estado cumpla con su obligación y objetivo estratégico de garantizar a las personas, comunidades y pueblos la autosuficiencia de alimentos sanos, nutritivos y culturalmente apropiados de...
Ecuador
2009

Ecological Production Act.

The present Act implements the Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91. Control and supervision shall be coordinated by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food. The text deals with aspects, such as control...
Germany
2008 (2016)

Regional Act No. 31: Framework law on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development.

This Regional Act lays down the legislative framework governing agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development in Lombardia. These provisions aim at promoting sustainable agriculture and agro-forestry production in the regional territory, and ensuring high quality of local agricultural products. The Register of regional agricultural enterprises is...
Italy (Lombardia)
2008

Acuerdo Básico de Cooperación Técnica entre el Gobierno de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y el Gobierno de la República del Ecuador para el Desarrollo de Procesos Agroecológicos.

El interés de ambos gobiernos es de garantizar estos procesos para satisfacer necesidades en dichas áreas, asegurando de esta manera el bienestar de los pueblos de ambos países; sobre la base de respeto mutuo de la soberanía y reciprocidad, de conformidad con las respectivas leyes internas...
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2008
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