Innovation has been a major engine for agriculture transformation in recent decades and will be pivotal to addressing the needs of a rapidly growing population and the increased pressure over natural resources in the context of climate change.
Agroecology (including agroforestry) and other innovative approaches, practices and technologies can play a critical role in strengthening sustainable agriculture and food systems to successfully combat hunger, malnutrition and poverty, and contribute to the advancement of the 2030 Agenda. The revised FTA FP2 proposal endorsed by ISPC sets out an integrated agro-ecological approach to improving smallholder livelihoods founded on systems thinking.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested last year that its High-Level Panel of Experts produce a report on ‘agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition’, to be presented at the CFS46 Plenary Session in October 2019. This priority will support FTA’s contribution to the development of this report.
The priority will synthesize data, knowledge and perspectives to formulate FTA’s vision for how agroecology can contribute to global food and nutrition security, drawing on knowledge across all flagship and partners, which will be publicized widely.