Agroeocology is a transformative approach
to enhance resilience and climate change
adaptation in agriculture and food systems


This chapter provides a selection of examples where agroecological approaches are successfully realized and contribute to climate change adaptation and greater resilience. The examples were collected within the scope of the TMG Working Paper. The paper summarises several consultations of experts, policy makers and practitioners on the contribution of agroecology to innovative and transformative climate change adaptation responses. The initiatives listed below were selected while considering the agroecological principles by FAO, yet, some of the listed examples do not classify themselves as an agroecological project.

The examples reflect a wide range of agroecological projects across different spatial and geographical scales.

Andhra Pradesh Community, India:

“Zero Budget Natural Farming” (ZBNF) for climate-resilient agricultural production

Centro Sabià, Brazil:

Promoting sustainable local development through agroecological family-scale agriculture

HiPP, Germany/Costa Rica:

German baby food company for organic banana farming

SEKEM, Egypt:

Biodynamic agricultural methods to revitalise desert land and strengthening agricultural value chains

Watershed Organization Trust, India:

“People´s movement for watershed development”

Action Aid International Kenya:

Strengthening the livelihoods and resilience of smallholders

Biovallée, France:

Strengthening and protecting one of France´s leading organic farming regions

Chololo Ecovillage, Tanzania:

Supporting rural communities to adapt to climate change

MASIPAG, Philippines:

Advocating greater control of local genetic and biological resources

Vida Café A.C., Mexico:

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