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Posted 8 November 2017 at 09:03

Call For Successful Experiences in Scaling-up Agroecology

FAO calls for cases - deadline 13 November

As one of the planned agenda items of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO will select and showcase successful experiences in agroecology in action that can be scaled up and out. We will select 12 cases to be presented by speakers during a session of the International Symposium (10min each presentation). The selection of cases will be based on the following criteria:

· Contribution made to scale-up agroecology

· Potential to be replicated and further scaled-up/out

· Addresses each of the three pillars of sustainability (social environmental and economic)

· Regional balance will be ensured

· For each region, case studies involving governmental and non-governmental initiatives will be included

· All the cases need to be based either on policy or practices

· The case shows a strong potential to contribute to the SDGs

Agroecology needs to be addressed in two directions: vertically, called ‘scaling up’, and horizontally, called ‘scaling out’. Scaling out refers to the outward reach of farmers, the farmer-to-farmer transmission of knowledge that pulls more farmers and more land into agroecology. Scaling up involves creating an enabling framework for farmers to achieve this.

Link to the form to submit your case, before 13 November 2017: