Around the world, we are witnessing a flowering of the agroecology movement. What makes this movement rich are the diverse, cross-sectoral voices that are recognizing the need for its amplification. Women farmers, indigenous communities, social movements, advocacy groups, scientists and funders are recognizing that agroecology offers a much-needed transformation of the global food system at a time of a changing climate and increasing corporate control of seeds.
#AgroecologyVoices has become an anchoring home for these rich stories, a repository of perspectives, wisdom and a rallying cry for its timely amplification. This hashtag was inspired by our learning exchange in Masaka, Uganda, in May 2016, where our grantee partners from Asia, Africa and Latin America dialogued with each other and funders. The convening affirmed that agroecology converges science of ecology, grassroots practitioners and social movements and builds upon the knowledge of farmers and indigenous communities. Check out our photo essay, Gleaning the Wisdom: 7 Diverse Voices for Agroecology.
Agroecology Fund Stategic Plan, 2017-22
A brochure detailing the Agroecology Fund's Mission, Vision, Theory of Change, and 5-year Stategic Plan.
Agroecology Learning Exchange
From the 10th to the 13th of May 2016, the AgroEcology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) brought together 70 people representing 30 organizations to share experiences and ideas about amplifying agroecology. Over the course of the Learning Exchange, participants generated many ideas, and they shared valuable knowledge and unique experiences. The insights that emerged as a collective product of this unique gathering of great minds were incredibly rich. This summary presents some of the highlights of these insights.