Combating climate change outcomes with agroecology: evidence & actions needed
Agroecology can be defined as the combination of research, education, action & change that brings sustainability to the ecological, economic & social aspects of food systems is increasingly seen as an approach that can bring much-needed transformation to food systems.
A new academic review of over 10,000 studies finds substantial evidence that agroecological practices – like farm diversification, agroforestry and organic agriculture – can make a significant contribution in helping low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) meet their climate adaptation and mitigation targets through their food systems.
The study found that agroecology can play a major role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. However, we still don’t have enough data and evidence on what works, where and why. So, what does the available evidence tell us?
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Research highlight written by Sadie Shelton
Photo: C. Schubert (CCAFS)