Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

7 June 2019: World Food Safety Day

There is an increased awareness that the challenges of producing enough food and biomass while preserving soil, water and biodiversity cannot be solved only by the types of conventional agriculture that dominate currently.
Agro-ecological approaches and eco-functional intensification are fundamental for sustainable healthy food production in the future.

Promoting food safety along the whole value chain - in particular among producers - is high on UNISECO's agenda. We are in progress to seek answers for questions such as:

  • How can agro-ecological approaches help farmers to produce healthy food in an economical viable and environmental sustainable way?
  • How can agro-ecological approaches address problems of diet-based ill-health and malnutrition?
  • How can agro-ecological approaches contribute to feeding consumers in a healthy and sustainable manner?