Our goals

The Association has a non-profit and international goal.

The association aims to analyse, design, develop and promote the transition towards agroecology-based farming and food systems.

The overall goal of the Association is to: support agroecological research, education and training; share and disseminate agroecological knowledge; promote agroecology in the farming and food sectors and in society.

Detailed objectives are to:

  1. stimulate exchanges and collaborations between scientists, advisers, farmers, food producers, consumers, other stakeholders and citizens in Europe;
  2. stimulate, coordinate and facilitate research, education and agricultural extension;
  3. disseminate all aspects related to agroecology and sustainable development of agricultural systems;
  4. disseminate agroecological initiatives, techniques and practices among interested stakeholders;
  5. develop international cooperations;
  6. engage in and facilitate debates to clarify the relationship between agroecology and other approaches such as organic farming, permaculture, biodynamic farming, climate smart agriculture, ecological and sustainable intensification;
  7. support farmers’ organizations working in agroecology;
  8. act as a think tank for facing present and future challenges of European agriculture;
  9. support governmental and non-governmental organizations for improving their capacities in agroecology;
  10. promote agroecology in society as a whole;
  11. create a community of professional agroecologists;
  12. liaise with similar regional, national and international associations and societies;
  13. foster interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research approaches in agroecology.