Agroecology: a holistic path towards sustainable food systems

Agroecology applies ecological principles to agriculture and ensures a regenerative use of natural resources and ecosystem services, while addressing the need for socially equitable food systems in which people can choose what they eat and how it is produced.

project focuses on climate-smart landscape restoration and the promotion of livelihood strategies that foster resilience. The landscape graduation model combines a biophysical, socio-economic, and institutional assessment of landscape and community status with an intervention strategy to help communities and landscapes graduate from highly degraded and impoverished to more sustainable levels.

informed IFAD’s ROLL project in Lesotho. It provided a baseline for analysing and comparing the performance of different types of agricultural systems across multiple dimensions of sustainability.