Agroecology: The Bold Future of Farming in Africa

(22 February 2017) – The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) has launched a publication highlighting the huge potential of agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy and nutritious food sustainably while increasing incomes and improving climate resilience.

The 88 page illustrated book showcases 15 case studies, while leading experts explain how agroecology benefits Africa in terms of food and nutrition, livelihoods, restoration of biodiversity, knowledge and innovation, and climate change resilience.

Olivier De Schutter, Co-Chair of IPES-Food and Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, commented: “If anyone still entertained doubts as to the benefits of agroecology and as to whether it can meet the challenges of this century, this collection of essays provides a compelling answer.”

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