Beyond the farm: Exploring the synergies between agroecology and conservation communities

Outcome brief 2 | Overview


This paper presents five main findings and key recommendations of a dialogue that explored how integrating agroecology and territorial approaches might support and accelerate a systemic transformation at scale in food systems.


  1. Agroecology is a holistic and system-based approach that is conducive to better biodiversity outcomes in the agricultural sector
  2. There is increasing evidence of biodiversity benefits from the upscale of agroecology while at the same time, agroecology builds on health biodiversity
  3. There is a need for policy coherence and common narratives within the agricultural and biodiversity conservation sectors to materialize the transformative power of agroecology
  4. Collaboration between agroecology and biodiversity communities can accelerate changes needed to increase the sustainability of food systems
  5. Agroecology needs to adopt a landscape perspective, to boost tangible biodiversity co-benefits of agroecological systems


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About the Agroecology Dialogue Series


The Agroecology Dialogue Series is an initiative of FAO and the Biovision Foundation supporting the Coalition for food systems transformation through Agroecology (Agroecology Coalition). It is organized as part of the Food Policy Forum for Change.

The series consists of three thematic dialogues that aim to identify entry points, opportunities, building blocks, innovative approaches, and institutional frameworks that can support the upscale of agroecology. Between 60 and 90 participants contributed to each dialogue from various backgrounds (scientists, government representatives, civil society organizations, intergovernmental organizations, private sector, and others) and sectors.

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Author: FAO, Biovision Foundation, Food Policy Forum for Change, and Agroecology Coalition

Publisher: FAO

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

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