Rethinking agriculture and food systems strategies for Africa: Moving beyond the green revolution to embrace agroecology
Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Uganda
This presentation advocates for a fundamental shift in African agriculture and food systems strategies, urging a departure from the conventional Green Revolution approach and a move towards embracing agroecology. The limitations of the Green Revolution, including environmental degradation, high production costs, and vulnerability to pests and diseases, are discussed, highlighting the need for a more sustainable and inclusive alternative. Agroecology, grounded in ecological principles and local knowledge, offers a context-specific and climate-resilient pathway to transform African agriculture. By prioritising biodiversity, sustainable resource management, and farmer empowerment, agroecology can address food security challenges while promoting environmental sustainability and social equity.
Contact Address: Bridget Mugambe, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Kampala, Uganda, e-mail: bridget.mugambeafsafrica.org