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The Policy Program advances ecoagriculture by influencing the institutional structures and priorities that affect management of and investment in agriculture, conservation, and rural landscapes. National policies, international conventions, trade policies, donor priorities, market institutions and incentives, and internal policies of influential organizations all define the structural setting for ecoagriculture. EcoAgriculture Partners’ Policy Program is improving the conditions for ecoagriculture through direct advocacy and through the dissemination of policy analyses, options, and recommendations.
The Policy Program is specifically addressing the gap in political leadership for developing a high-level “green strategy” to feed the world’s growing population. We believe that increasing global concern over climate change offers a strong opportunity to position ecoagriculture as an integrated solution for climate change adaptation and mitigation, food security, and ecosystem restoration.
With these considerations in mind, the Policy Program includes two focus areas – influencing national and international policy processes, and influencing key organizations to adopt or scale up ecoagriculture programs.
Co-ordinator: Seth Shames (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A key challenge is the development of international and national policies that enable ecoagriculture. EcoAgriculture Partners is working with diverse partners to mobilize strategic policy actions to support and scale up ecoagriculture. Actions include integrating ecoagriculture objectives into national and international policy frameworks, and promoting coordination between agriculture, conservation and rural development policies.
Co-ordinator: Lee Gross (email@example.com)
Strengthening market incentives to practice ecoagriculture is also a key challenge. Current market incentives rarely reflect the value rural producers and communities provide as environmental stewards. EcoAgriculture Partners is supporting a number of activities to understand and mobilize innovative product and ecosystem service markets that have the potential to improve the economic viability of ecoagriculture.