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High Level Panel on the Future of Agroecology and closing session
©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
5 April 2018, Rome--- The three-day Symposium brought together more than 700 participants with representatives from 72 governments, around 350 civil society and other non-governmental groups, and 6 UN organizations to discuss key elements and actions to support scaling up agroecology. The symposium focused on identifying needs, challenges and opportunities to promote agroecology policies, practices and investments.

The Scaling-Up Initiative was launched during the last Plenary session and it aims to encourage more inclusive and holistic agroecology transition processes through tools, knowledge and policy processes for transformation of food and agricultural systems. A High Level Panel on the Future of Agroecology, with the participation of various Ministers, was also held today.

High Level Panel on the Future of Agroecology - Statements by Paula Francisco Coelho, Minister for Environment, Angola; Batio Bassiere, Minister for Environment, Climate change and Green Economy (in French), Burkina Faso; Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica (via video conference); Stéphane Travert, Minister for Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, France (in French); Katalin Tóth, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary; Niu Dun, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, China (in Chinese); Mohammad Hossein Emadi, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Iran; Silvano Maria Tomasi, Archbishop, Holy See.
1h. 50min. 22sec.

Closing remarks by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General (in English and Spanish).
14min. 23sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Climate change, Environment/Natural resources, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Meeting, Resilience, Rural or agricultural development, SDGs, Zero Hunger
Produced by: Muriel Sarr, FAO
 
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