The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, caused by human-made habitat destruction and biodiversity loss and dramatically accelerated by a frantic globalised world, calls for a deep rethinking of the overall economic system and of the systemic nature of the relationships between humans and the environment they are part of. In this perspective, redesigning agricultural and food systems upon agroecological principles is of paramount importance.
Agroecology Europe wants to shed light on this complex issue by collecting relevant scientific material that highlights the multi-faceted and systemic nature of the pandemic as well as of the solutions to recover from it, and the important role that Agroecology could play in this game. Here you find an essential repository of such documents, with the links to access them.
Different papers and press release you can download:
COVID-19 and the crisis in food systems (by IPES-Food) : read here !
Agroecology in times of COVID-19 (by Altieri and Nicolls) : read here !
Agroecology and Food Sovereignty to face COVID-19 crisis (by Agroecology Europe Youth Network): read here !
Further readings and links:
COVID-19 and Agroecology reading list of FAO Agroecology Knowledge Hub (http://www.fao.org/agroecology/slideshow/news-article/en/c/1268856/)
A battle plan for ensuring global food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis (http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1268059/icode/)
Preliminary monitoring report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Human right to Food and Nutrition (https://www.fian.org/files/files/Preliminary_monitoring_report_-_Impact_of_COVID19_on_the_HRtFN.pdf )