Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

NGOs, Civic Organisations, Local Community

Welcome to this section of the Agroecological Knowledge Hub, a place dedicated to NGOs/civil society organisations which are an integral part of the (agro-ecological) farming and food system in Europe, and whose interests, roles and contributions to the various facets of sustainability and transformation of public policies to work better for a more climate-resilient and nature-friendly Europe have been documented in project tasks and now summarised here. 

This section provides an outline of the role NGOs are playing in farming systems in 15 European countries that are in different stages of implementing agro-ecological practices - we are discussing both the present role and future/needed role in strategies to initiate and further support agro-ecology. Three main tools are offered that were developed and tested in UNISECO, which we wanted to pass on to help other organisations looking to support changes in their farming and food systems: the multi-actor/transdisciplinary approach, the Social Network Analysis, and the Multi-criteria Analysis of market and policy instruments. 

We hope the information gathered here is useful and timely, and don’t forget to check the separate RESOURCES section which hosts all the detailed reports referenced here.