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FAO logo blueThis Special Session - held during the EAS WAS AQUA 2018 event - was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with support from Cirad (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) and NACA (Network of Aquaculture Centres of Asia-Pacific).

Agroecology is an approach based on the use of principles and concepts of ecology, with the aim of optimizing interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment, while taking into account ecosystem services and the social aspects essential to the sustainability and equity of food systems.

For FAO, ten indicators make it possible to characterize agro-ecology: species diversity and biodiversity, co-creation and sharing of knowledge between actors, the valorisation of synergies between the various activities of the production system and with the environment, efficiency of resource use and recycling, resilience of communities and ecosystems (especially in the face of climate change), social and human values, cultural and culinary traditions, good governance and a circular economy and solidarity.

See the video summary and full programme of presentationsmade during the session.