Producers and policy makers committed to an agenda for agroecology in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Regional Meeting on Agroecology for food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa from 5-6 November 2015 in Dakar, Senegal.
Increased species diversity within a biological network correlates with significantly reduced pest populations and vice versa, providing justification for the diversification of agroecosystems to improve the sustainability of food production systems.
The Charter of the International Organic Action Network explains why and how organic agriculture is a socially, and economically and ecologically resilient approach for the production of food and agriculture-based raw materials.
This report concludes that GM food is but an ongoing experiment on consumers as the potential risks have not been fully investigated and the scientific evidence is inconsistent, leaving more questions than answers.
A review of 30 studies on compositional analysis and animal feeding trials of glyphosate-tolerant GM crops has found that evidence produced by industry is of insufficient standard for regulatory purposes and does not take into account glyphosate residues.
Research for the FAO shows that industrialized farming costs the environment some $ 3.3 trillion per year. More sustainable farming practices could greatly reduce the cost of environmental impacts and help countries cope with food security challenges.