Five Key Messages on How to Implement Agroecology as a Systemic Adaptation Response

To ensure the long-term survival of the growing world population while staying within planetary boundaries, systemic and crises-responsive approaches to produce sufficient and high-quality nutrition are urgently needed. The purpose of this policy brief is to suggest one such approach: linking agroecology with Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to make agri-food systems more (climate) resilient and nature-friendly.

Against this backdrop, the policy brief outlines five key messages for decision-makers to align the two holistic approaches of agroecology and EbA in the agricultural sector.

The accompanying report Agroecology: Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation work in Agricultural Landscapes elaborates further on this approach and gives a comprehensive method for country-level implementation. Furthermore, it includes three case studies from India, Kenya and Guatemala that illustrate practical examples.