Agroecology

Publications

The Added Value(s) of Agroecology: Unlocking the potential for transition in West Africa

West Africa has all the ingredients to become the epicenter of the global agroecology movement, and one of the frontrunners in transition to sustainable and equitable food systems. Through a three-year participatory research process, IPES-Food identified eight key obstacles to agroecology in West Africa, but also four leverage points where sustained action could accelerate the agroecological transition in the region.

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Read the Executive Summary (ENFR

Money Flows: what is holding back investment in agroecological research for Africa?

In collaboration with Biovision and IDS, IPES-Food analyses the financial flows in food system research that go to sub-Saharan Africa. Our new data shows that only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa is being used to move food and farming systems towards greater sustainability.

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Read the Executive Summary (ENFRESDE

COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems

What are the impacts of COVID-19 on food systems? Why are we in the midst of this perfect storm? What can be done immediately to avert more damage to society and the economy? And what are the structural changes we now need to protect people and planet?

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October 2018 | Agroecology

Breaking away from industrial food and farming systems: Seven case studies of agroecological transition

This report describes seven case studies of agroecological transition to draw insights on how the lock-ins of industrial food systems can be overcome, where the key leverage points for transition are located, and how transition towards sustainable food and farming systems can be best supported.

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Read the executive summary (EN)

June 2016 | Agroecology

From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems

This report made the case for a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems and identifies the 8 ‘lock-ins’ holding back transition.  

Read the full report (ENFRCN)
Read the executive summary (EN)
Read the key messages (ENFRES)

August 2018

Alliance for Agroecology in West Africa (3AO) Brochure

A brief overview of the Alliance for Agroecology in West Africa (3AO), created in April 2018, during a West African multi-stakeholder meeting co-organized by IPES-Food and ROPPA. 3AO aims to promote and support an agroecological transition in West Africa to ensure resilient, sustainable livelihoods adapted to local agricultural challenges. 

Read the brochure (EN / FR)

June 2019

Agroecology Info Pool

Part of joint project between Biovision and IPES-Food, the Agroecology Info Pool contains convincing cases, a criteria tool to assess projects or policies, and an assessment of the impacts of various agroecological interventions on all Sustainable Development Goals. This website serves as a platform to provide evidence, knowledge, and experiences on the impacts and multiple benefits of agroecology.

November 2017

Contribution to e-consultation on CFS HLPE report

In November 2017, IPES-Food contribute to the e-consultation process on the scope of High level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security report on ‘Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition’

Read the contribution (EN