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.
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.
COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems
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.
From Uniformity to Diversity: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
Agroecology and climate, biodiversity, and desertification
The world faces interlinked crises of biodiversity loss, climate change, land degradation and desertification, and hunger. We need to tackle them together. In a series of infosheets, we pull together the facts and figures on how agroecology – an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable approach to food and farming with nature – can help tackle multiple crises.
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.
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.
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)