Agroecology Knowledge Hub

Outcome Brief: National Agroecology Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa - Lighthouses for food system transformation

Following a three-day peer-to-peer exchange with policymakers and shapers on the National Agroecology Strategies (NAS), which took place in Nairobi in October 2023, the Biovision Foundation has recently published an outcome brief at a joint event with FAO and Agroecology Coalition. This brief shares insights on the NAS processes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, outlining five main reasons why governments should opt for NAS today and serve as a unique opportunity to learn from policy developments in Eastern and Southern Africa.

These strategies have the potential to harness opportunities of a sustainable development of agri-food systems, by upscaling agroecological production practices, developing markets, value chains and consumer demand that can accelerate transition.