First International Agroecology Forum held in Mali

Last month the first International Agroecology Forum was held in Mali. It was organised by Via Campesina and other social movements at the Nyéléni Center in Sélingué. Over four days, women and men debated, shared experiences and celebrated agroecology with the view to reinforcing a common vision and principles, as well as deciding on a common strategy to claim back the concept of agroecology, “beyond just the scientific aspect, to encompass its social, economic and political elements”. The forum issued a Declaration on Agroecology in which it describes the challenges and presents 11 principles and 9 strategies to realise agroecology in the framework of food sovereignty. Read more about the event on the Via Campesina website.