Event

Webinar: Finance and Agroecology – Making money move for agroecology!


Event Details


Languages: English/French/Spanish
REGISTER HERE. Pre-registration required. Deadline: 16 April 2021

During this webinar, the new CIDSE and Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) Policy Briefing: “Making money move for agroecology – transforming development aid to support agroecology”
will be officially launched.

Donors have a huge role to play in accelerating the transition to agroecology. This briefing note makes compelling and concrete suggestions for unlocking finance for agroecology.
Olivier de Schutter, Co-chair of IPES-Food, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.


BACKGROUND

It is widely recognised that a radical transformation of food and agriculture systems is urgently needed in order to address converging social, economic, health and ecological crises. The potential of agroecology to transform food systems and render them more resilient, sustainable and inclusive is increasingly recognised and backed by a growing body of scientific evidence. However, as research has demonstrated, only a marginal proportion of public funding is dedicated to agroecology. In order to improve the financing of agroecology, CIDSE and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University conducted research on how the formats and channels of financing offered to agroecological projects can support the development of a just food system.

PROGRAMME

Introduction by Michel Pimbert, Professor and Director of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University

Presentation of the results and policy recommendations of the new CIDSE-CAWG research and policy briefing on how we can “make money move for agroecology” by Colin Anderson (Coventry University) and Suzy Serneels (Broederlijk Delen)

Panel discussion:

  • Alberta Guerra, Senior Policy Analyst, ActionAid International
  • Victor Suárez, Undersecretary for Food and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico
  • Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit – DG DEVCO, European Commission
  • Ricardo Navarro, Friend of the Earth El Salvador

Workshop facilitated by Nina Moeller (Coventry University)

Conclusion by Gisele Henriques, Sustainable Technical Lead, CAFOD


Live streaming via CIDSE’s YouTube channel.

With the support of
the following organisations:

 

 

This event is co-founded by the European Union.