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Position paper-Agroecology

Sustainable agricultural and food systems should provide affordable and healthy food for all while respecting planetary boundaries and ensuring social well-being. They should also guarantee fair incomes and good working conditions and keep the distances between producers and consumers as short as possible. In the face of today’s global polycrisis, the reality often seems quite different.

Current systems are frequently neither crisis-proof nor sustainable, exceeding the capacity of the social and ecological systems on which they are based. In many regions, agricultural and food systems do not even fulfil their core task of providing affordable, healthy food.