This chapter provides a selection of lively examples of successful agroecological approaches that contribute to climate change adaptation and resilience. The examples reflect a wide range of agroecological projects across different regions, zooming in on different focus areas.
The following short movies showcase best practice examples for agroecology and climate change adaptation for the transformation of agri-food systems. The movie series "Living Adaptation" consists of five clips: One overarching movie summarizes the topic broadly, whereas four examples from India, Ethiopia, Madagascar and the southern African region provide hands-on experiences and local voices.
Pathways to Climate Resilient Agri-Food Systems
This overarching movie introduces the bigger picture: It demonstrates the interrelations of climate change adaptation and the transformation of agri-food systems. It shows agroecological country examples from India, Ethiopia and Madagascar briefly.
Indian farmers turning garbage into gold
This best practice example from India demonstrates how agroecological principles like recycling, connectivity and soil health are being applied in practice: Urban waste is turned into organic compost and reused in rural areas, so that farmers and soils can become more resilient.
Ethiopian pastoralists building resilience
This movie from Ethiopia highlights a systemic approach to strengthen the resilience of pastoral communities. A promising way to adapt to a changing climate in the Ethiopian lowlands: To rehabilitate degraded land and create additional livelihood options for pastoral communities.
A call for innovative solutions in Madagascar
This best practice example from Madagascar argues that digital tools play a crucial role in tackling the challenges of climate change. The movie shows how digital meteorological advisory services and climate risk insurances help local farmers to adapt their agricultural practices to a changing climate.
Joint climate action in Africa
This example shows how decision-makers from various African countries join forces to address climate change on the international policy stage. By working together and acting as one, Africa is proving that collaboration is key for effective climate change adaptation.
The following written examples were collected within the scope of the TMG Working Paper “Systemic Challenges, Systemic Responses – Innovating Adaptation to Climate Change through Agroecology”. 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.