A profound transformation of food systems is needed and such a shift must happen rapidly to constructively address the multiple crises that are threatening humanity. We find ourselves at the end of the petrochemical era which ushered in the so called ‘green’ revolution. What is needed is a new vision to catalyse the next revolution. Agroecology – together with food sovereignty has this potential and where it has been implemented it has delivered. The same political, scientific and financial will that accompanied the green revolution in its early stage must back agroecology now. Fortunately, recent developments at the international level (the uptake of agroecology by all major UN agencies) and at EU level (inclusion of agroecology in its Green Deal) suggests that things might be changing. Now we just need public institutions and governments to put their money where their mouths are.
Bibliographical noteSee also:
'Funding agroecology: huge potential remains untapped':
- agroecology funding
- climate finance