In this section, you will find new materials that have been published on the topic of ” Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems “, since the date of the event. We continually select major new publications and articles that add up to the policy points discussed in this briefing.

Senegal: Getting to work on the agroecological transition
Cirad, February 2020

On 1 February, the Dynamique pour une Transition Agroécologique au Sénégal (DyTAES) handed the Senegalese government a policy position paper on the country’s agroecological transition. CIRAD has been an active participant in the operation, and coordinated the drafting and co-construction of the document. Since May 2019, nongovernmental organizations, farmer organizations, research establishments, multi-stakeholder platforms, consumer associations and pioneering elected representatives have been working on a policy dialogue with the State, focusing on the agroecological transition, following President Macky Sall’s declaration that agroecology was now a priority. Following the Journées de l’Agroécologie in Dakar, attended by 400 people, the Dynamique sur la Transition Agroécologique au Sénégal (DyTAES) handed the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Abdou Karim Sall, a report entitled “Contribution aux politiques nationales pour une transition agroécologique au Sénégal” (Contribution to national policy for an agroecological transition in Senegal). The report includes a diagnosis of the current situation of agriculture in Senegal, and makes a set of policy recommendations for the country’s agroecological transition. Some twenty experts from structures belonging to DyTAES were involved in drafting the report, coordinated by CIRAD.

Master in Agroecology and Food Sovereignty
UNISG, 2020

The University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, Italy is delighted to announce the Open Admission of the New “Master in Agroecology and Food Sovereignty”. The program of the Master was developed as part of the “NEXTFOOD” H2020 project “Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system” and result of 1 and half year of research. A one-year Master program is co-designed with a participatory approach of professors, researchers, students, farmers and food producers, Slow Food & Terra Madre community. The Master is based on Action and Experiential Learning Approach in the following key-dimensions:

⠂Food Sovereignty

⠂Sustainable Agroecosystems

⠂Sustainable Food Systems

The Master starts on the 28th of September 2020.