While interest is generated over new and emerging technologies, there is a diversity of knowledge, technologies and practices in agriculture, health care, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem management. Many of these support the livelihoods of small farmers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples and local entrepreneurs affecting millions of people and communities across the world, especially in developing countries. In many cases, national industries have developed from traditional knowledge and endogenous technologies.There are thus vast potential and promises in these sustainable systems and practices, requiring investment and mainstreaming into development policies at the national, regional and international level. A holistic approach to technology assessment and choice would develop sophisticated principles, criteria and indicators that enable countries to benefit from sustainable production and conservation systems.

New Agroecological Designs to Improve Crop Productivity and Resilience

In a planet under polycrisis, the challenge is to transition from agroecosystems based on external inputs to one dependent on ecological processes – such as agroecology, which can improve crop productivity and resilience. […]

Diversified Cropping Systems Yield Multiple Benefits

This study in China demonstrates the benefits of diversified cropping systems, namely, improved grain and protein yields, soil health and livelihoods, along with greenhouse gas emission reductions. […]

Financing Agroecological Transformations for Climate Repair

Governments are called to mobilise finance for the large-scale transitions needed towards climate-friendly food and farming, based on agroecology. […]

Diversification in Rice Farming Increases Yields, Biodiversity and Incomes

Agricultural diversification in rice production can enhance rice economy, biodiversity and pest control while maintaining soil fertility, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration and yield. […]

Agricultural Biodiversity Indispensable for a Just Agroecological Transition

This briefing highlights the pivotal role of agricultural biodiversity as integral to agroecology and just transitions in food and agricultural systems. […]

Benefits of Community-Based Natural Farming Surpass that of Conventional Systems

True cost accounting study of the Andhra Pradesh Community-Managed Natural Farming system finds that it led to greater economic, environmental, social and health benefits than conventional systems. […]

Push-Pull System Sustains Pest Control and Increases Maize Yields Over Time

This study in Kenya finds that the “push-pull” system increases yields and is resilient against pest adaptation over time. […]

From Crisis to Resilience – We Need New Recipe to Combat Hunger

The industrial food system is in crisis. We need a completely new recipe to address hunger and build resilience. […]

Zimbabwe: Farmers turn to agroecology to feed their families

Agroecology strengthens resilience of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. […]

Brazil: “Passion seeds” fertilize semi-arid northeast

Heirloom seeds and agroecology bring multiple benefits to semi-arid regions in Brazil. […]