Bringing Agroecology to Life in Chile

Experiences of applying, replicating, learning, sharing and bringing to life the principles of agroecology in Chile provide important insights for scaling up agroecology. […]

Push-Pull Intercropping System Improves Soil Microbiome and Plant Productivity

This study found that the push-pull system of maize–Desmodium intercropping diversifies fungal microbiomes and favors taxa associated with important ecosystem functions including plant health, productivity and food safety. […]

Sustainable Organic Agriculture Reaps Rewards for Farmers in Zambia

Sustainable organic agriculture in Zambia has improved crop resilience to pests and climate impacts as well as the livelihoods, diets and food security of farming households. […]

Regulatory Elements to Phase-out Pesticides Based on Human Rights Obligations

This paper provides an initial set of elements for regulatory processes, based on states’ human rights obligations, to ban Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), phase out other pesticides and transition to agroecology. […]

Seven Calls to Transform Food Systems

Seven calls to action for a transition towards more sustainable food systems by addressing the critical underlying structures that hold back much-needed food systems transformation. […]

Agroecological Family Farm Initiatives Built Food Resilience During Covid-19 in Latin America

In Latin America, family farming initiatives and the agroecology movement contributed organizational and capacity development among producers and consumers during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting the key role played by local food systems and value chains, and the need to strengthen them through public policies. […]

Reforming Financing to Truly Enable Agroecology

This policy briefing makes the case for reforming the way agricultural and food systems development is financed, in order to support transformation in food systems through agroecology. […]

Sowing Water – A Farm’s Bid for Sustainability

The age-old technique of sowing water is an opportunity to meet farming’s’ water needs and mitigate the increasingly visible effects of climate change. […]

Using Agroecology to Build Back Greener and More Resilient Food Systems

This FAO paper provides examples of how agroecological approaches can contribute to transforming food systems and developing a greener, more resilient and more inclusive “new normal” after Covid-19. […]

Small Farms More Productive and Biodiverse Than Large Farms

A meta-analysis covering 51 countries has found that small farms tend to be more productive and biodiverse than large ones, and roughly as profitable and resource-efficient. […]