Here’s a short animation that sends a simple, but important message: Stop funding destructive, petrochemical factory farming and start Making Money Move for Agroecology:
The animation is one of the outputs of an on-going collaboration between CIDSE and CAWR’s AgroecologyNow! group.
It is widely recognised that a radical transformation of food and agriculture systems is urgently needed in order to address converging social, economic, health and ecological crises. The potential of agroecology to transform food systems and render them more resilient, sustainable and inclusive is increasingly recognised and backed by a growing body of scientific evidence. However, as research has demonstrated, only a marginal proportion of public funding is dedicated to agroecology. In order to improve the financing of agroecology, CIDSE and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) of Coventry University conducted research on how the formats and channels of financing offered to agroecological projects can support the development of a just food system. See also this policy briefing (which was co-funded by the European Union).
See also this related presentation and panel discussion:
Introduction by Michel Pimbert, Professor and Director of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University [slides]
Presentation of the results and policy recommendations of the new CIDSE-CAWR research and policy briefing on how we can “make money move for agroecology” by Colin Anderson (Coventry University) and Suzy Serneels (Broederlijk Delen) [slides]
Panel discussion: Alberta Guerra, Senior Policy Analyst, ActionAid International Victor Suárez, Undersecretary for Food and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Agriculture of Mexico Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit – DG DEVCO, European Commission Ricardo Navarro, Friend of the Earth El Salvador
Workshop facilitated by Nina Moeller (Coventry University)
Conclusion by Gisele Henriques, Sustainable Technical Lead, CAFOD