Agroecology as a response to agri-input scarcity

Outcome brief 3 | Overview


This paper presents four 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. Agroecological farming systems are more resilient to international input scarcity than conventional systems
  2. The agri-inputs crisis is an opportunity for food system transformation
  3. Creating enabling conditions for agroecological transitions is paramount amid a rise in agri-input prices
  4. Changing narratives and mindsets about agroecology is necessary for activating a transition toward it


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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.

Learn more about the dialogues and visit the Agroecology Dialogue Series info pool.


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

Publisher: FAO

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa

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