To feed the world population in the longer term, more ecologically and socially compatible agriculture is needed. This is where agroecology comes in – contributing to several sustainable development goals.
Sustainable development requires a transformation of food and agricultural systems. Agroecology can make a major contribution to this: food is produced on the basis of natural cycles, the system conserves resources, depends less on external factors such as oil and pesticides, and is more stable in the face of changing conditions and extreme events – which also crucially makes it a solution to the climate crisis. Agroecology puts people centre stage, recognising and bringing together the knowledge and experience of different key players: women, young people, food producers, traders, consumers, politicians, scientists and citizens.