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Stéphane Travert calls for mobilization of all stakeholders for multi-performance farming and food systems
The Minister of Agriculture Travert reaffirms its commitment to promote agroecological approaches that provide solutions both North and South.
10/04/2018

Organic agriculture.

Stéphane Travert, Minister of Agriculture and Food, participated this April 5th at a high level round table on the future of agroecology at the second international symposium on agroecology organized by FAO in Rome.
Stéphane Travert reaffirmed France's commitment to promote agro-ecological approaches that bring solutions to both the North and the South.

He reiterated the importance of ensuring decent incomes for farmers, meeting consumer expectations, developing rural territories, and using natural resources in an effective and sustainable way to meet climate challenges and achieve goals. sustainable development.
Emphasizing the essential role of farmers, who are at the forefront of innovation and without whom there will be no transition to multi-performance systems, Stéphane Travert called on all stakeholders to mobilize. Noting that the road map of the General States of Food (EGA) fully took up all these issues, he welcomed the fact that transformations are under way via the sector plans to move towards more environmentally friendly production.
Stéphane Travert welcomed the commitment of FAO and its Director-General, José Graziano Da Silva, to agro-ecology, which is one of the themes included in the new Framework Agreement between France and FAO signed last December in Paris.
This second international symposium gathered from April 3 to 5 in Rome more than 700] participants (researchers, farmers, NGOs, public decision makers ...), 72 governments were represented and more than 350 institutions and organizations including 6 UN organizations. The theme was "Agroecology for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Scaling Up".


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