Webinar on applying agroecology in IFAD operations
03 October 2019
Time: 11:00-12:30 CET
Mixed cropping, using ‘weed’ crops to attract predators and cultivating resilient local breeds - these are all examples of agroecology in action.
Agroecology refers to the application of ecological science and principles to the study, design and management of sustainable agricultural ecosystems.
This webinar will present the concept and benefits of agroecology and share experiences of how it has been successfully applied in two IFAD-funded projects:
- Family Farming Development Programme in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions (ProDAF), Niger
Issues for discussion include:
- How can agroecology help farmers become economically resilient?
- What proven-practices exist that can help smallholder farmers overcome poverty?
- Emile A. Frison (former Director General of Bioversity International)
- Emma Siliprandi (FAO)
- Rikke Grand Olivera (IFAD)
- Sebastien Subsol (IFAD)
- Karan Sehgal (IFAD)