Future Policy Award:

Celebrating best policies to scale up agroecology

The 2018 Future Policy Award was dedicated to policies that scale up agroecology, contribute to the protection of life and livelihoods of small-scale food producers, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement climate resilient agricultural practices. The winners demonstrate that with adequate policies the transition towards sustainable agriculture and food systems can be achieved, a transition that ensures healthy food for all, that overcomes social and economic inequalities and protects our environment, climate and biodiversity. The festive Award Ceremony was held on 15th October 2018, during World Food Week 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

As one of our follow-up activities, we organised the digital event “Scaling up Agroecology in the Himalayas Together” in April 2021 to discuss and inspire policy actions to support agroecology and organic agriculture in the region with key decision makers. Currently, we are implementing the project “Scaling up Agroecology in the Himalayas” in partnership with IFOAM – Organics International from May 2022 to April 2023, where gold winner Sikkim, other Indian states, plus Nepal and Bhutan will exchange on how to better scale up agroecology and regenerative food systems.

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