The global food system is at a crossroads. Whilst agroecology may be perceived as how traditional agricultural systems function, it does in fact cover the whole food agrifood system, embracing the scientific and technical aspects of farming together with the social, environmental, economic and political dimensions of the complex reality where we live.
The FAO’s High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition has published a report on Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition to provide a starting point for the development of global food policy in an increasingly changing and challenging world.
The report explores the nature and potential contributions of agroecological and other innovative approaches to formulating transitions towards sustainable food systems that enhance food security and nutrition.
At first sight this may seem wordy and irrelevant but this excellent report sets out clearly a comprehensive summary of the principles upon which any sustainable and resilient agricultural system should be based – prarie arable or peasant paddy.