Agriculture and food systems are facing wide-ranging and interlinked challenges that demand urgent actions. The 10 Elements of Agroecology have been internationally endorsed as a framework to support research and development efforts in the design of differentiated paths for agriculture and food systems transformation.
The 10 Elements are interlinked and interdependent and represent a simplified, yet holistic, way to think about reality. They are a useful analytical tool to facilitate decision-making when planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating agroecological transitions by policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders in differing contexts and at different scales. This video highlights Agroecology as an integrated approach that simultaneously applies ecological and social concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food and agricultural systems.