Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

Farmers and Agri-food value chain

  • How can agro-ecological approaches help you to produce healthy food in an economical viable and environmental sustainable way?
  • What can farmers, food producers and retailers locally do to produce healthy food economically viable yet environmentally sustainable manner?
  • What are opportunities for you as a farmer, food producer or retailer to invest and cooperate in developing and using agro-ecological approaches?

NGOs, civic organisations, local community

  • How can agro-ecological approaches address local issues and improve the sustainability of agriculture in your community or area?
  • How can you as NGO, civic organisation, local community representative, local citizen or community group get involved in the implementation of agro-ecological approaches?
  • How can you advance, share your knowledge, identify opportunities, address local issues, co-construct and implement a strategy for local/regional agro-ecological food systems?


  • How can agro-ecological approaches address problems of diet-based ill-health and malnutrition?
  • How can agro-ecological approaches contribute to feeding you in a healthy and sustainable manner?

What can UNISECO offer you?
Explore the questions UNISECO is in progress to seek answers for.

Authorities and Administration

  • How effective are innovative strategies and incentives in strengthening the sustainability of farming systems?
  • How can policies at national and regional level promote and support the implementation of the innovative strategies?
  • How can innovative policy incentives be administered in practice?

EC, international bodies, governments

  • What are the socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological approaches?
  • What opportunities exist for EU policies to support agro-ecological farming systems?

Science and innovation

  • How research needs from practice and policy embedded in a systemic assessment of the sustainability of agro-ecological farming can advance knowledge sharing and strengthen the implementation of European policies and solving societal challenges?


Welcome to UNISECO

UNISECO is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches to enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological practices in EU farming systems.


Participatory case studies to test the UNISECO methodological toolkit to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of innovative strategies and incentives for agro-ecological approaches.


International Workshop: Nature Friendly Farming

UNISECO was present at the International Workshop: Nature Friendly Farming: Transforming the CAP for nature and people, 9 September 2019 in  Brussels.

UPCOMING: UNISECO at the ESP 10 World Conference

UNISECO will attend the ESP 10 World Conference “10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future” in Hannover, Germany, 21-25 October 2019. 

UPCOMING: 2nd Agroecology Europe Forum

UNISECO will attend the 2nd Agroecology Europe Forum in Heraklion, island of Crete, Greece, 26-28 September 2019.