Agroecology for sustainable food systems

Opening Day 1

Chair person: Caterina Batello

Session 1: Agroecology for sustainable food systems

Chair person: Lim Li Ching

Case studies to demonstrate successful practical applications of agroecology technologies in pest management, water management, soil management etc. 

Session 2: Complementary technologies and approaches to support smallholders, family farming and indigenous communities

Chair person: Viviana Muñoz Tellez

Presentations and panel discussion

Eugenio Tisselli, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (10 min)
ICT for agroecology with smallholders in Tanzania

Bart Deronde, VITO (10 min)
Remote sensing & Geo-ICT boost agricultural insurances to a new level

Parviz Koohafkan, World Agricultural Heritage Foundation (10 min)
Innovative tools and their application for dynamic conservation of agricultural heritage systems

Panel discussion

Preliminary conclusions

Chair person: Caterina Batello

Opening Day 2

Chair person: Lim Li Ching

Session 3: Scaling up agroecology

Case studies to present evidence of successful scaling up of agroecology technologies, focusing on the key enabling factors such as policy and law, government support, social acceptance, financial returns etc.

Final debate and conclusions

Chair person: Viviana Muñoz Tellez

Presentations & Multistakeholder panel discussion


Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (video message)
- Geneviève Savigny, European Coordination Via CampesinaLa Via Campesina - Developing peasant agroecology to achieve food sovereignty
- Yannick Glemarec, UN Women: Gender mainstreaming perspective
- Youth representative

Followed by multistakeholder panel discussion.