Session: The presentation highlights holistic perspectives of agroecology in making agriculture more productive and ecological. It entails a holistic approach, seeking social, economic, and political change as well as people-led development. It explains the agroecological agricultural system's potential benefits, challenges, and opportunities among smallholder farmers in Tanzania. Data and information from this paper are drawn from a literature review and the experiences of farmers in the Singida District. The presentation will also share policy implications on agroecological transformation for sustainable food systems.
Speaker: Devotha Mosha Kilave works as a senior researcher at the Institute of Continuing Education, SUA. Her research interests include agrarian transformation, water resource management, gender, extension, and outreach advisory services in agricultural and aligned sciences. Likewise, she works with Agroecology Hub in Tanzania (AHTZ), to contribute to agricultural transformation for sustainable food systems.