Agroecological solutions to inspire the transition

Welcome to the online consultation of the Desertif'actions 2022 .

By contributing to this survey, you are participating to an international collective process aimed at preparing the recommendations in favor of agroecology that will be taken to the UNCCD COP 15 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, in May 2022.

Thank you to all the participants , we will keep you informed of its analysis

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This survey being a little long, it will take around 20 min to complete it
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Deadline is March 12th, 2022

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1/ Agroecology in drylands

Agroecology is perceived differently, depending on the actors, whether they are from civil society, scientists, institutions, or politicians. Agroecology thus may be perceived as :
- Conceiving farming systems relying on the functionalities offered by ecosystems by amplifying them while aiming to reduce the pressures on the environment and to preserve natural resources. It is a question of using nature as much as possible as a production factor while maintaining its capacity for renewal.
- A harmonious balance between agriculture and ecology, quantity and quality, human activities and biodiversity, philosophy and techniques, ecosystems, and social systems.

2/ Agroecology as a response to the planet's challenges

1. Agroecology and drought

The effects of droughts on ecosystems and populations can be drastic. But these effects on agricultural and food production systems can be mitigated by relying on agroecological systems and practices. For more information, please visit

2. Agroecology and Land Degradation Neutrality

Land degradation neutrality aims at avoiding, reducing, or reversing land degradation. In drylands, these neutrality goals can only be achieved if the precepts of agroecology are fully integrated into national neutrality projects and programs. For more information, please visit

3. Agroecology and food security

Agroecology is a comprehensive response to the challenges of food security, nutrition, and climate change. It thus contributes to the implementation of the right to food, by proposing new bases for a sustainable food system, resilient agriculture and good nutrition. For more information, please visit

4. Agroecology and global health

The initiative “One Health” promotes a global approach to human, animal, and environmental health systems. Today, agroecological approaches, supporting a holistic vision of production systems, make it possible to guarantee this articulation and to contribute to this initiative. For more information, please visit

5. Agroecology and biodiversity

Agroecological systems in drylands contribute to biodiversity conservation and the functioning/conservation of ecosystems and habitats for endemic species. For more information, please visit

6. Agroecology and ecosystem restoration

Agroecological practices are the most relevant and less expensive practices to restore soil health and subsequently to restore and/or improve the multiple biological processes that depend on it. For more information, please visit

7. Agroecology and climate change

The promotion of agroecological systems in drylands must be driven primarily by the reduction of climate change impacts on farmers by improving their adaptive capacities. For more information, please visit

8. Agroecology and the Great Green Wall

The ambitions of the Great Green Wall Initiative in the Sahara and Sahel, in terms of land restoration and job creation, can only be achieved if agroecology is integrated into national and regional strategies, as a solution to be promoted but above all funded. For more information, please visit

3/ Dissemination of Agroecology in drylands

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