Agroecology and Sustainable Development

Agroecology and Sustainable Development

2 February 2017. Agroecology and Sustainable Development: Field Projects – Advocacy for Smallholders.

A report by Secours Catholique-Caritas France. (Available in EN/ES/FR), 2017, 44 pages

This paper primarily focuses on agroecology projects and the views of partners in the Global South, projects and partners supported by Secours Catholique-Caritas Europe (SCCF). The wide range of practices are tailored to providing local solutions for sustainable agriculture in myriad different regions. All the initiatives are built on the principles of empowerment, action, resilience and integration of the social dimension. These characteristics stem from the desire to see a profound change in our food and agriculture systems, moving towards diversified agroecological systems.

  • Its main objective is to explain how agroecology benefits the most disadvantaged family and smallholder farmers and strengthens their inalienable dignity. 
  • A second objective is to contribute to the reflection on options for sustainable agriculture which will allow to achieve a real reduction in hunger across the world whilst preserving our “commons”.

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