Agroecology is a transdisciplinary and inter-sectoral approach. It is widely discussed in international development cooperation as an integrated approach to a sustainable food systems transformation – at the intersection of food, health, and ecosystems. It is one strategy to ensure adaptation in food systems and agricultural landscapes (see recent publication) by contributing to the three Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, UNCCD, UNCBD).
The factsheet provides an overview on agroecology as a lever social-ecological transformation. It illustrates the relevance of agroecology for future-proof agriculture and food systems using examples from implemented GIZ projects.