Why to Apply Agroecoloy?
There is increasing consideration of widespread policy changes to have the competitive advantages of the agroecology to transform food and agricultural systems towards more sustainable and equitable food systems in and around cities and rural areas.
We have to consider its elements in planning, managing and evaluating agroecological transitions. These are diversity, sharing of knowledge, synergies, efficiency, recycling, human and social values, culture and food traditions, product development, responsible governance, circular and solidarity economy.
It seems that effectively applying these elements can contribute to socioeconomic development, generate employment and improvements in ecosystem services and create sustainable agriculture and food systems. Therefore, agroecology and food policy emerge strongly on local development agendas as a network of cities to build synergy and competitive advantages in the world today.