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 brief is to suggest one such approach: implementing agroecology to enhance Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in the agricultural sector.

Agroecology supports food security and rural livelihoods within agricultural landscapes in a sustainable and nature-friendly way. Against this background, this policy brief outlines five key messages for decision-makers on how to strengthen agroecology as an ecosystem-based adaptation approach in the agricultural sector. The central idea behind this paper is to synergize the achievement of multiple national-level targets and commitments, including food security, climate adaptation, biodiversity protection, as well as sustainable land and water management.