The Agroecology Coalition was set up in 2023 with the purpose of accelerating the transformation of food systems through agroecology. Oliver Oliveros (email@example.com), long-time Friend of Prolinnova, is Coordinator of the Agroecology Coalition and head of the Coalition Secretariat. The Coalition has a number of functions including the co-creation and exchange of knowledge, seeking to increase investments in agroecology, and seeking political engagement and increased commitment to the agroecological transformation. The Coalition has a secretariat and steering committee and it is structured around a number of working groups (WGs): (1) Research, innovation and education; (2) Policies; (3) Finance and Investments; (4) Communications; and (5) Implementation.
Given that Prolinnova has always had a focus on local innovation related to ecologically-oriented agriculture and natural resource management, this is space where we believe our network can play an active role and make a meaningful contribution. Thus, we have signed up as a member of the Coalition and joined a number of the working groups.
Prolinnova has been given the opportunity to be a member at a global level, as well as a Country Platform (CPs) level. Thus, any CPs that wish to become members of the coalition and join one or more WGs, in their own right, can make contact with the secretariat directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At a global level, Prolinnova is represented by Djibril Thiam, CP Coordinator for Prolinnova-Senegal and Director of Agribio Services, while Brigid Letty, Franklin Avornyo and Peter Gubbels have joined the Research, innovation and education WG and the Implementation WG.
More information about the Coalition is available at www.agroecology-coalition.org, while the presentation given by Oliver Oliveros, at the 2023 Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW) is available at https://prolinnova.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Agroecology-Coalition-Overview.pptx.