Vision 2030: Making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture
An expert meeting was organised in September 2014 by Agri-ProFocus to clarify different perspectives on agro-ecology and other approaches to promote sustainable agriculture, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on achieving food and nutrition security for all by 2030. Meeting outcomes were aimed to inform the Food Security policy note of Dutch Minister Ploumen and Dutch Secretary of State Dijksma, as well as the own practice of different stakeholders. A preparatory briefing note (PDF) was produced by Agri-ProFocus to clarify key concepts used, which also included a series of examples from farmers’ and agri-business practices and a set of possible policy options. A final report (PDF) is available which summarizes key outcomes of the plenary sessions and workshops, such as the need to raise agricultural productivity and the efficiency of food systems with a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach.