2022 highlights of the CGIAR Initiative on Agroecology

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The second newsletter of the CGIAR Initiative on Agroecology reflects on last year’s progress with the implementation of the Initiative, forming partnerships and characterizing the territories where agroecological innovations will be assessed and codesigned within particular social, economic and political contexts.

Here are some of our results in a snapshot

The Initiative engages with food system actors in seven countries: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tunisia and Zimbabwe in Africa, India and Lao PDR in Asia, Peru in Latin America. Transition pathways in each country will encompass different parts of the food systems, for example, farming practices, business models, services, consumption etc. Depending on local contexts, the Initiative conceptualizes three possible transition pathways, namely: (i) agroecological ‘intensification’ (for low-production systems with low inputs); (ii) the ‘re-design’ of small-scale farming (for low profitability systems with high external inputs); and (iii) ’conversion’ (for high productive farms with high negative social and environmental impacts).

The illustration below summarizes the location of the territories, the objectives of the agroecological innovations and main partners.

Discover all the 2022 highlights of the Initiative 

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