"Agroecology, including regenerative agriculture that respects the 13 principles of agroecology defined by the High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE), can be a powerful lever for solving these major challenges and providing sustainable solutions to the issues of food security and nutrition, the fight against poverty and social inequalities, the adaptation to climate change, the preservation of biodiversity and natural resources, and the fight against zoonotic diseases; this by working for a transformation of agricultural and food systems compatible with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Agreement, the post-2020 objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and those of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
The agroecology principles apply to all forms of sustainable agriculture and food production, including crop, livestock and pastoral systems, agroforestry, fisheries, aquaculture, etc … The application of these principles also contributes to improving gender equality, making agriculture more attractive for youth, creating dignified income and living conditions, and contributing to healthy diets through sustainable food systems.
Various ongoing initiatives and policies attest to the potential of agroecological approaches to respond to the multiple challenges facing food systems. To strengthen this dynamic, members of the coalition will collaborate towards:
Agroecology is an essential solution for the transformation of food systems towards healthy, resilient, equitable, and sustainable systems." (Source : The Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology 2021).
The Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, DRC, France, Guinea, Hungary, Ireland, Iran, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Vietnam, 4per 1000 initiative, Africa Rice, Agroecology Europe, Agropolos Fondation, Alliance pour l'Agroécologie en Afrique de l'Ouest, Alliance Bioversity/CIAT, AsianFarmers' association, Biovision, CFAP Cambodia, CIFOR-ICRAF, CIRAD, EAT, Ecoagriculture Partners, GAFF, IFAD, IFOAM-Organics International, ILRI, INRAE, IRD, IRRI, Montpellier Supagro, Regeneration International, ROPPA, SOMEXA, SYMABIO, UNDP, UNEP, WFP, WWF Germany, WWF International