- provided a forum for taking stock of the current state of science and practices of Agroecology, as well as for initiatives underway around the world and thus contribute to the development of an international framework for research on Agroecology, with consideration of economic, social and environmental aspects in developed and developing countries;
- facilitated exchange of information on agro-ecology activities in the context of the FAO Strategic Framework;
- produced scientific proceedings and other information material for web sharing (e.g. agroecological practices and video interviews).
This was an occasion for agroecological initiatives from around the world to publically display their work to a large audience of scientists, civil society members, members of the private sector and FAO staff during the two-day long symposium.