29-31 August 2016, Kunming, Yunnan, China
In September 2014 FAO convened a global symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. This has been followed in 2015 by three regional meetings in Brazil, Senegal and Thailand. These meetings have brought together stakeholders from academia, policy and civil society to better understand the role and potential of agroecology. It confirmed that effective work on Agroecology should be based on regional and local realities as well as economic, social and environmental conditions.
In order to continue to develop this regional approach a further Symposium on Agroecology is being jointly organized by The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), FAO, and The People’s Government of Yunnan Province of China, with the support of The Government of France.
Objectives and scope
The symposium aims at encouraging dialogue around the scientific basis and the experiences of implementing Agroecology in Asia and China, and has the following specific objectives:
- facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences among participating countries on the contribution of agroecology to sustainable agriculture and food systems;
- identify and define potential entry points and areas of contribution of agroecology to China’s national strategic plan and implementation of the State Council’s Guidelines for ‘Transforming Agricultural to the Development Mechanisms’;
- catalyse international collaboration to develop ways forward for strengthening agroecological practices and programmes in the region;
- develop a set of recommendations for policy makers for implementing agroecology programmes and practices at a provincial, national and regional level.
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