Agroecology is now known by various actors in many countries and authorities. However, it is not always recognized at the level of formal institutions, public policies or a broader audience.
However, many agroecological initiatives are emerging or developing in Europe, but rather independently or on a small scale. These initiatives are often undertaken by individuals, SMEs or associations.
Agroecology Europe together with its members aim to support the development of agroecology in Europe, to raise awareness of it and to help compensate for this relative dispersion, thereby strengthening agroecology in Europe.
In order to start from the realities of agroecology in different European countries, Agroecology Europe started to map the different agroecological initiatives in different countries or regions of Europe:
- with the release of the first report mapping agroecology initiatives in 11 European countries such as such as Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom, across the three pillars of practice, science and social movements;
- together with a deeper analysis and mapping of agroecology initiatives in Hungary.
This mapping will of course be strongly enlarged and cover more European countries in the future.