Last month, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Biovision have co-organized the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Dialogue on Climate-Resilient Agri-Food Systems, held on 15 March.

The event was attended by Emile Frison, the Agroecology Coalition’s Interim Coordinator and the member of IPES-Food, Rachel Bezner-Kerr from Cornell University, Héctor Manuel Robles Berlanga of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico, and other international experts.

Key discussion points included the need to drive investments – currently going to the conventional model of agriculture, such as subsidies supporting fertilizers – to agroecological approaches, the urgency in bringing agroecology to international debates, and incorporating agroecological principles in international agreements – such as the NDCs – and negotiations.

Emile Frison from the Agroecology Coalition spoke about the increasing global evidence on the potential of agroecology to tackle multiple challenges, with increased productivity, net income and positive impact on biodiversity and landscapes. He also touched on the Agroecology Coalition as a vehicle to join forces and bring the much-needed paradigm shift.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of the event at your convenience via this link.