Building a new agricultural future: Supporting agro-ecology for people and the planet
This paper (PDF) by Oxfam aims to contribute to the on-going debate about sustainable agriculture. The paper shows how an agro-ecological approach provides a range of social, economic, and environmental benefits that—with the right policy support and associated investments—can be scaled up to enable smallholder farming communities to achieve food security and additional benefits. Furthermore, the paper argues what needs to be done to scale-up agro-ecological farming practices around the world. This short paper builds on a larger literature review undertaken by Oxfam on scaling-up agroecological approaches.