27 Sep 2018
09:00 - 16:00

DEZA, Freiburgstrasse 130, Bern

Transforming Food Systems with Agroecology – From research results to policy influence

A Learning Forum by SDC’s Global Programme Food Security (GPFS) with partners from science, civil society, the private and public sector.



Registration and Coffee


Welcoming words (SDC – GPFS)


Agroecology Research - Status quo and Perspectives (FiBL, Urs Niggli)
Agroecology - Policy environment and trends in policy development (FAO, Caterina Batello, tbc)


Organic Farming Evidence – Research Findings

  • What is the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development? - Results of 10 years long-term farming systems comparisons in Kenya, India and Bolivia on productivity, economic viability, soil fertility, resource use efficiency, biodiversity, (FiBL, Gurbir Bhullar, Monika Schneider, Noah Adamtey)

  • Organic agriculture in Kenya and Ghana: results from fields studies on crop diversity and management practices (FiBL, Christian Schader, Irene Kadzere)

  • Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture (FiBL, Adrian Müller)





Agroecological and Food Systems Approaches – Research Findings

  • Potentials and limits of agroecology in Africa – lessons learnt from research and development (FiBL, Gian Nicolay)

  • Towards Food Sustainability: Reshaping the Coexistence of Different Food Systems in South America and Africa (FoodSAF) (CDE, Uni Bern, Stephan Rist)

  • Pesticide use in the tropics: Differences between organic and conventional smallholder farming (Eawag / Swiss TPH, Philipp Staudacher)

  • Sustainable Agroecosystems: From Science to Practice (Sustainable Agroecoystems Group, ETH Zurich, Wilma Blaser & Johan Six)





From research results to policy influence

  • How to influence policies with research results? (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF), Claudia Zingerli)

  • Perception of a policy maker (Ministère de l'Agriculture, de la pêche et des ressources hydrauliques de la Tunesie, Samia Maamer, Directrice Générale de l'agriculture Biologique)



Translating results into action through policies: Fishbowl-style discussion


Closing remarks (DEZA & FiBL)

16:00 End



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