Second International Symposium on Agroecology | 03- 05 April, Rome Italy

There is a broad consensus that agroecology can be instrumental in achieving a wide range of policy, environmental and food security targets, from sustainability related goals to the reduction of rural poverty.

The 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology aims at moving agroecology from dialogue to action at the regional and country level by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences, while discussing policies and actions that can support agroecology in achieving the SDGs and accompany the decade of Family Farming.

The three-day symposium will take a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach. About 400 participants will attend, from policy-makers and governments, agroecology practitioners and civil society representatives, to members from academia and research, the private sector and representatives from the regional meetings.

Representatives of IFOAM  -  Organics International will have an active role in several sessions.

Day 1 -  03 April - Regional Processes 

  • 15:00 - 16:15  - IFOAM Ambassador Eva Torremocha is speaking on the panel "Common Challenges and Achievements from Regional Dialogues"
  • 16:15 - 17:30  - Markus Arbenz,Executive Director of IFOAM -  Organics International and David Amudavi, World Board member are participating in the panel "Key Elements, Gaps and Measures Identified to Scale Up Agroecology"

Day 2  -  04 April - Agroecology in Action

  • 11:00 - 12:30 - David Amudavi, World Board member, will speak about biodiversity and climate change on the panel discussion on "Agroecology and Emerging Opportunites" 

Day 3  -  05 April - Scaling up Agroecology

  • 09:30 - 11:00 - Peggy Miars, President of IFOAM  - Organics International and Urs Niggli, IFOAM ambassador will partcipate in the multistakeholder dialogue and engagement session. 

A new forward looking and action-oriented “Scaling-up Agroecology Initiative” will be launched at the closing of the event in cooperation with major partners, including IFAD and others.

If you are attending and would like to meet us there, please contact Gabor Figeczky, g.figeczky [at]

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