Declaration on Agroecology, Ecological Organic Agriculture and Food Sovereignty: The Way Forward for Nutrition and Health in Africa

IFOAM - Organics International, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Mekelle University in Ethiopia, the Ecological Organic Agricultural Initiative (EOAI), and the African Organic Network (AfrOnet) organized a three day conference on the 23rd to the 26th November 2016, entitled “Changing Food Systems in Africa: Agroecology and Food Sovereignty and their Role in Nutrition and Health”. 

The conference brought together representatives of civil society organizations, farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, consumers, youth networks, women’s networks, food processors, practitioners, government, academics and researchers, to learn, discuss and deliberate on the issues facing Africa in the context of food, nutrition and health.

Together they made a declaration and prepared a document outlining the way forward. The declaration is downloadable here, and the way forward is available to download here

Please feel free to use and circulate these documents as widely as possible.

For further communication please contact Million Belay, millionbelay [at], and/or, David Amudavi, damudavi [at]

More Information

More information about this conference that took place in November 2016 available here and here

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