2nd Agroecology Europe Forum

2nd Agroecology Europe Forum


First of all, it is organised by the Agroecology Europe Association in collaboration with local institutions,
like the Hellenic Mediterranean University, the Agroecological Network of Greece
and other local and national institutions. I would say that the organisation
of the Forum here is a good opportunity, for Greece, its national agricultural sector but also at a European level since it is a chance for the concept
of Agroecology to develop and to get established
as it’s still developing For many people, Agroecology
is an unkown concept. The name itself may help them understand
what it is about. Essentially, it is the adoption and
the application of ecological practices in agricultural production and
the food system in general. They are not just some practices
that will improve productivity or will make agriculture more
environmentally friendly as we say, it’ s an holistic approach
of the food production systems from production to processing
and consumption. I could say that Agroecology is the future. This is because Agroecology is an approach that can make production systems truly resilient against the challenges they may face
in the next century. I’m talking about climate change,
but also about biodiversity loss, soil corrosion, loss of natural resources. The agroecological approach
takes all these things into consideration in a way that aims not to just help
the ecosystem survive but actually to regenerate it. And, of course, to keep the production at the scale
we need it to be.

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