COVID-19 building back greener and more resilient Contributions of agroecology to a “new normal” in Asia and the Pacific

This paper is a contribution to the regional dialogue on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. It first highlights some of the impacts of the pandemic on agriculture and food security in the AsiaPacific Region. Then, mobilizing the framework of FAO’s ten elements of agroecology, it provides selected examples of how agroecological approaches can contribute to transforming food systems and to developing a greener, more resilient and more inclusive “new normal”.