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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs

26 February 2019. Brussels. The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to the SDGs: Scientific evidence from comparative research”

Led by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the workshop was hosted by the European Commission.

It aimed to stimulate debate on the role of organic agriculture and other agro-ecological approaches in the European and international development policy frameworks in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Presentations on the latest scientific evidence produced by FiBL researchers on the performance of organic agriculture in tropical and sub-tropical climate zones in terms of productivity, economic viability, environmental soundness and social inclusiveness.
  • A scientific panel discussion with representatives from leading research institutes.
  • A policy panel discussion with representatives from the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the European Parliamentary Alliance on the Fight Against Hunger.
Towards the 2030 Agenda - DEVCO’s agriculture strategy Leonard Mizzi, DG DEVCO
Research on organic agriculture and other agroecological approaches in view of the SDGs – relevance, state of the art, needs. Urs Niggli, Director FiBL Switzerland 
Organic Farming Evidence What is the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development? Beate Huber Gurbir Bhullar Noah Adamtey Christian Schader Irene Kadzere, FiB
  • Results of 10-year farming systems comparisons in Kenya, India and Bolivia
  • Results of 5-year assessments on productivity, profitability and sustainability in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. 
Advancing organic farming through research, development, innovation and technology transfer. Bram Moeskops, IFOAM EU 

Scaling-up Agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – results from the 2nd Agroecology Symposium. Carolina Starr, FAO 

Policy Reflection Panel Discussion: The role of organic agriculture and other agroecological approaches in development policy. 
  • Moderator: Gurbir Bhullar, FiBL 
  • Maria Heubuch, MEP 
  • Carolina Starr, FAO 
  • Frank Eyhorn, IFOAM Organics International/Helvetas 
  • Leonard Mizzi, DG DEVCO
Webstream
Online at https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/the-contribution-of-organic-agriculture-to-the-sdgs-scientific-evidence-from-comparative-research-26-02-19

Related:
Strengthening FAO’s Commitment to Agroecology
Agroecology represents an alternative paradigm for food and farming – one that puts people and planet at centre stage and emphasises the priorities of food producers and marginalized peoples around the world. International institutions can play an important role in advancing this paradigm, as this new bookletdemonstrates. The publication is the first of a new series of civil society briefings. It provides strategic advice to civil society groups for influencing global policy-making on food to support agroecology while avoiding co-optation.

Written by Janneke Bruil, Colin Anderson, Annelie Bernhart and Michel Pimbert. This work is supported by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience of Coventry University (CAWR) and the Agroecology Fund and was developed in collaboration with Cultivate!, an international collective that catalyzes the transition to healthy food and farming rooted in agroecology. The brief is published as a part of the Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship Series hosted by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University.

http://www.agroecologynow.com/briefs-and-booklets/faoagroecologybrief/

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