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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. 56 “On state regulation of agricultural land fertility”.

This Law establishes the legal basis for state regulation of the ensuring fertility of agricultural land. Fertility of agricultural land shall be intended the ability of soil to meet the needs of agricultural plants (crops) in nutrients, air, water, heat, biological and physical and chemical environment...
Tajikistan
2004 (2016)

Law No. 10.831 on organic farming and other provisions.

This Law considers as organic farming system all specific techniques which are adopted by optimizing the use of natural and socioeconomic resources, respecting cultural integrity of rural communities, with the objective of economic and ecological sustainability, maximization of social benefits and minimizing dependence on non-renewable energy....
Brazil
2003

Reglas de operación del Programa Integral de Agricultura Sostenible y Reconversión Productiva en Zonas de Siniestralidad Recurrente (PIASRE).

El objetivo general del Programa es fomentar con un carácter preventivo y en función de las condiciones agroecológicas, el desarrollo sustentable en regiones y zonas frecuentemente afectadas por fenómenos climatológicos adversos que inciden en una disminución de la productividad, mediante la reconversión productiva hacia sistemas de...
Mexico
2003

Decreto Nº 3.609 - Normativa general para promover y regular la producción orgánica en el Ecuador (Libro II, Título XV del Texto Unificado de la Legislación Secundaria del Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería).

Este Reglamento será aplicado en todo el territorio ecuatoriano y su observancia comprenderá a las personas naturales o jurídicas que intervengan en cualquiera de las fases, desde la producción hasta la comercialización de productos que lleven o vayan a llevar indicaciones referentes al método de producción...
Ecuador
2003 (2011)

Agriculture Law.

The present Law implements the federal legislation on agriculture. In particular, the Law promotes a market efficient and sustainable agriculture. The said promotion takes into account the principle of self-responsiblity and self-help of farmers. The text consists of 38 articles divided into 7 Parts as...
Switzerland (St. Gallen)
2002 (2015)

Ley Nº 8 - Regulaciones para el desarrollo de actividades agropecuarias orgánicas.

La presente ley en cumplimiento a preceptos constitucionales entre los que se encuentran promover un desarrollo productivo nacional sostenible, salvaguardando la salud humana y ambiental, asume la responsabilidad mediante la acción del Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario y otras agencias gubernamentales correspondientes, será el encargado de reglamentar...
Panama
2002

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.

In the field of governance, the objective is to develop and strengthen the capacity of national, State and municipal government agencies, Non Governmental Organizations and academic institutions in the coordination, education and implementation of activities for conserving, preserving and sustainably utilizing biodiversity. ...
Micronesia (Federated States of)
2002

Decreto Nº 29.375/MAG/MINAE/S/MOPT - Reglamento a la Ley sobre uso, manejo y conservación de suelos.

El presente Reglamento, con el fin de proteger, conservar y mejorar los suelos, evitar la erosión y degradación por diversas causas naturales o artificiales, declara de interés y utilidad publica la acción estatal o privada para el manejo integrado y sostenible de los suelos en armonía...
Costa Rica
2000

Agriculture Law.

The present Law lays down provisions relating to the a): promotion and strengthening of farming enterprises within the cantonal economy; b) promotion of a market-oriented agriculture both respecting animals and the environment; c) conservation of the natural basis of production; d) promotion of the production of...
Switzerland (Appenzell Innerrhoden)
2000 (2015)

Resolución Nº 996/00 - Crea la Unidad de Gestión de los Recursos Naturales Renovables.

La presente Resolución crea la Unidad de Gestión de los Recursos Naturales Renovables, la cual se encargará de elaborar, ejecutar y administrar los programas y proyectos referentes al manejo y conservación de los recursos naturales renovables y a la política del uso de la tierra y...
Paraguay
2000

Law on agriculture.

The present Law is meant to ensure the conservation and promotion of agriculture. It regulates the enforcement of federal legislation on agriculture and forms the basis for cantonal measures to be issued at a later stage. It promotes a market-oriented agriculture within a sustainable exploitation of...
Switzerland (Appenzell Ausserrhoden)
1998 (2016)

Ley Nº 7779 - Ley sobre uso, manejo y conservación de suelos.

La presente Ley tiene como fin fundamental proteger, conservar y mejorar los suelos en gestión integrada y sostenible con los demás recursos naturales, mediante el fomento y la planificación ambiental adecuada (art. 1º). Entre sus objetivos específicos se encuentran los de promover la planificación por...
Costa Rica
1998

Law No. 12.488 establishing the State Policy on Forestry.

This Law, consisting of 49 articles divided into sixteen Chapters, establishes the State Policy on Forestry. The Policy aims at the adequate and rational sustainable use of forestry resources, aiming at improving the quality of life of the population and promoting the socio-economic, conservation and preservation...
Brazil (Ceará)
1995

Acuerdo Nº 14 - Establece las excepciones a la norma general que determina la titulación de los terrenos baldíos en Unidades Agrícolas Familiares.

El presente Acuerdo establece las excepciones a la norma general que determina la titulación de los terrenos baldíos de la Nación en Unidades Agrícolas Familiares. Cuando el peticionario sea ocupante de dos o más lotes de terrenos baldíos que se hallen destinados a pequeñas explotaciones agropecuarias...
Colombia
1995

Regional Decree No. 45 validating the Regulation on national park “Chavash Varmane”.

This Regional Decree establishes that national park “Chavash Varmane” shall be a complex multifunctional research and production association of a new type, performing research, protection of nature monuments and environment, educational, tourist and pilot economic activities based on the possession, management and disposal of natural resources...
Russian Federation (Chuvashia)
1993

Law No. 8.171 on agricultural policy.

This Law establishes an agricultural policy framework, and regulates sylvo-pastoralism and other agricultural activities. It also defines agricultural environmental activities. Chapter I lays down all activities regulated by this Act; Chapter II lists administrative organization requirements; Chapter IV agricultural research; Chapter V technical assistance and rural...
Brazil
1991 (2016)

Agricultural and Land Management Law.

The purpose of the present Law is to promote agriculture and forestry in such a way as to fulfil within the global economy their basic functions for the general well-being. The tasks of agriculture and forestry are, inter alia, the production of healthy food in sufficient...
Germany (Baden-Württemberg)
1972 (2015)
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