Agroecology and Organic Farming Can Drive Sustainability in Agriculture

Focusing agriculture and food policies on the SDGs needs to be at the top of the agenda in order to accelerate the necessary shift towards more-sustainable food systems, which can be achieved via agroecology and organic farming. […]

Organic Cropland Emits 40% Less Greenhouse Gas Than Conventional Cropland

Cropland farmed organically over a longer period emits 40% less nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, per hectare than conventionally farmed cropland. This has been revealed in results from a world-wide long-term field trial. Diversified crop sequencing is a precondition. […]

A Sustainable, Equitable Future for Food Requires a Global Transformative Process

The SDG targets for food security and better nutrition for all can be met using more sustainable production systems, and more equitable distribution of food and income between and within countries. […]

Call for Food Sovereignty and Feminist Movements in Africa to Join Forces

On International Women’s Day, an urgent call has been made for African food sovereignty movements to connect with radical feminist movements to rebuild local food and seed systems, based on smallholder women farmers’ key role in agriculture. […]

Biodiversity Crucial for our Food and Agriculture, but Under Threat

Biodiversity is critical for food and agriculture but is under severe threat. Much needs to be done to stop the loss of biodiversity, including through biodiversity-friendly practices and approaches such as organic agriculture and agroecology. […]

How Community-Based Biodiversity-Friendly Farming Can Stem Biodiversity Loss

338 community-based solutions from over 75 countries showcase biodiversity-friendly farming approaches that work on the ground and provide valuable lessons for the global policy frameworks needed to stem biodiversity loss and to farm more sustainably. […]

Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU

This report maps out a single, time-bound vision for reforming European food systems, realigning various sectoral policies affecting food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing actions on the transition to sustainability. […]

Farmers in “Schools Without Walls” Learn to Increase Harvest

In the DRC, farmers sharing knowledge and experience in farmer field schools has led to increased productivity. […]

Diversified Traditional Food Systems Can Overcome Malnutrition in India

Traditional knowledge together with developments in agroecology, with their diverse systems of resource governance, knowledge, innovation, distribution and access, can overcome widespread malnutrition in India. […]

Agroecological Innovation to Transform Agriculture and Achieve Food Sovereignty

This paper provides policy recommendations to create an enabling environment to unlock the transformative power of agroecology and its innovations and practices, in the achievement of food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture and food systems. […]