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How local application of agroecological principles can transform food systems - Fergus Sinclair

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The Brussels Development Briefing n. 59 on “Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and IPES-FOOD was held on Wednesday 15 January 2020 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels.
The briefing brought various perspectives and experiences on agroecological systems to support agricultural transformation. Experts presented trends and prospects for agroecological approaches and what it implies for the future of the food systems. Successes and innovative models in agroecology in different parts of the world and the lessons learned for upscaling them were also discussed.

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How local application of agroecological principles can transform food systems - Fergus Sinclair

  1. 1. How local application of agroecological principles can transform food systems Fergus Sinclair HLPE 2019. Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition. A report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security, Rome Sinclair, F., Wezel, A., Mbow, C., Chomba, C., Robiglio, V. and Harrison, R. (2019). The contribution of agroecological approaches to realizing climate-resilient agriculture. Background Paper. Global Commission on Adaptation. Rotterdam.
  2. 2. Recycling Animal health Synergy Economic diversification Social values and diets Fairness Connectivity Land and natural resource governance Participation Biodiversity Co-creation of knowledge Recycling Animal health Synergy Economic diversification Social values and diets Fairness Connectivity Land and natural resource governance Participation Biodiversity Level 5 Build a new global food system based on participation, localness, fairness and justice Level 4 Reconnect consumers and producers through the development of alternative food networks Level 3 Redesign agroecosystems Level 2 Substitute conventional inputs and practices with agroecological alternatives Level 1 Increase efficiency of input use and reduce use of costly, scarce or environmentally damaging inputs TransformationalIncremental AgroecosystemFoodsystem Recycling Animal health Synergy Economic diversification Social values and diets Fairness Connectivity Land and natural resource governance Participation Biodiversity Co-creation of knowledge Recycling Animal health Synergy Economic diversification Social values and diets Fairness Connectivity Land and natural resource governance Participation Biodiversity Co-creation of knowledge
  3. 3. Influence of public and private sector governance mechanisms on innovation

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