Together with 25+ organisations, the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International participated in a joint policy paper insisting on the importance to take into consideration the agroecological approach when it comes to future food and farming policies. Using the FAO ‘10 Elements of Agroecology’ and ‘13 Agroecological Principles’ as a framework, the paper introduces how to to develop appropriate instruments and targets for EU policies. It shows that agroecology is more than a simple set of agriculture practices: it embodies a new agricultural approach respectful of our environment, supporting bioversity, empowering farmers and creating added value chains. The future of EU food and farming policies should take it as a source of inspiration, especially when it comes to reaching the targets of the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. It is time that a shift in paradigm takes place for a more sustainable agriculture for the generations to come!
The full paper is accessible here.
For further information, please contact: Clara Behr, Head of Policy and Public Relations at the Federation.