Implementing agroecology as a systemic adaptation response

To ensure the long-term survival of the growing world population, while at the same time remaining within planetary boundaries, systemic and crises-responsive approaches to produce sufficient and high-quality nutrition are urgently needed. One of such approaches is agroecology – a concept that supports food security and rural livelihoods within agricultural landscapes in a sustainable and nature-friendly way. Furthermore, agroecological solutions can greatly sustain the agricultural sector as it adapts to rapidly changing conditions in times of climate change and other environmental crises.


As part of a team of six authors, Lina Staubach from HFFA Research GmbH contributed to the formulation of a policy brief outlining five key messages for decision-makers on how to strengthen agroecology as an ecosystem-based adaptation approach in the agricultural sector. The central idea behind this paper is to synergize the achievement of multiple national-level targets and commitments, including food security, climate adaptation, biodiversity protection, as well as sustainable land and water management.


The policy brief was published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and can be downloaded in English language from the