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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Transitioning Towards Agroecology: Using the CAP to build new food systems

Rural topic(s): Agroecology and agroforestry, Local food Chains

Type: capitalization document

Date of publication: February 1, 2015

Organization(s): ARC 2020 (Agricultural and Rural Convention 2020), IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements)


This publication aims to showcase successful examples from a diverse range of EU countries where a transition towards agroecological approaches is already happening. It gives clear indications for the priorities governments should have if they are serious about making good use of public money to support this transition.

These cases are only a few from the many diverse approaches and practices already happening across the EU. Over the coming years civil society groups will continue to observe the CAP implementation and development by collecting further best practice examples, but also by highlighting failures of agro-industrial models to actively support a successful transformation.



Link: http://www.ifoam-eu.org/sites/default/files/ngo_policy_cap_agro_ecological_practices_brochure_201502.pdf

Scale of intervention : European, Local

Keywords: Biodiversity, organic farming, local food systems, local farming, Education, Farmers Ecological Knowledge, CAP - Common Agricultural Policy

Places: Europe, France, Greece, Romania, Italy, United-Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Baltic states