Ecologically sustainable food systems
In this Knowledge Portal topic, recent publications on practices and approaches to make food systems ecologically (more) sustainable are presented. Farmers and other value chain actors innovate using practices that improve their adaptive capacity to climate change and to the increasing scarcity of natural resources. They may (gradually) apply agro-ecological or ‘climate-smart agriculture’ concepts and approaches. This means they are taking into account the ecological characteristics of the landscape, the opportunities to improve (agro-) biodiversity and the need to reduce greenhouse gases, in order to enhance the resilience of the system.