Monthly Archives: October 2014

Agroecology Symposium at the FAO: a small step for farming families, a big step for policy makers

Agriculture Ministers from Japan, Algeria, France, Senegal, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the EU commissioner of agriculture and rural development. All expressed their commitment to support agroecological development in their countries at the1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition. (Photo credit: Ana Paula Matei)

The general message at the symposium was clear: agroecology is key to building sustainable food systems.

“Agroecology can find a shelter under the FAO”. These were the words of FAO’s General Director, José Graziano da Silva at the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition on the 18th and 19th of September 2014. Set in the headquarters of the FAO in Rome, with 400 participants from all over the world, Graziano da Silva stressed the potential agroecology has to end world hunger while supporting family farmers.

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