Political impact

Agroecology is political; it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society. We need to put the control of seeds, biodiversity, land and territories, waters, knowledge, culture and the commons in the hands of the peoples who feed the world. (Nyéléni Declaration, 2015)

Agroecology gives power and value to the “rural poors”, urban dwellers, agricultural workers, Indigenous, etc. Transformation is needed at all levels in societies. The global governance of food and agriculture is a critical space where to advance agroecology and food sovereignty agendas.

The below documents relate to the work done by civil society organisations on food and agriculture global governance within the global institutions: FAO, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the Civil Society Mechanism for the CFS (CSM).

Civil society organized at international level

Committee on World Food Security (CFS)



FAO and agroecology

Food chain concentration

Criminalization of social movements

At European level

Schola Campesina developed in 2019 an online training course dedicated to the global governance of food and agriculture.