Agroecological transition processes in West Africa CoP: Visions inspired by core values and agroecological principles.
In April 2021, the Agroecology Support Team (AES) conducted a workshop on the theme of agroecological transitions (AET) through a lens of agroecological principles and personal values.The goal was to strengthen projects’ confidence in their own knowledge and to ease familiarity with the AET as a process.
The participants engaged with two main activities:
contextualizing agroecological principles to make them actionable within local realities; and
envisioning an agroecological transition for a desired change grounded in contextualized principles, personal values and local resources.
Agroecological principles can inspire and orient us, but they become alive only when the actors enrich them with their words and realities. Assimilating practical references and examples, the definition of local farmers can ground action more easily.
A report on the workshop can be found below both in English and in French.