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Some 30 countries to date, including most Latin American countries, South Korea, China, Côte d'Ivoire, as well as Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland and Italy, have adopted a legislative or regulatory framework to facilitate the development of agro-ecology, he said.
Agroecology to meet the challenges of the 21st century
But there is something else again: Agroecology is labour-intensive, but also knowledge-intensive: it implies knowledge transfer, it relies on exchanges between farmers, it sets them up as experts - instead of good practice coming from laboratories, it has its source in these experimental places that are the fields that are cultivated. In this respect, agroecology is a source of emancipation for farmers.
The example of Andhra Pradesh in India
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"We are seeking both to understand the influence of local conditions and to identify generic rules that are applicable in different contexts and that underpin the success of the agro-ecological transition. To carry out this work, CIRAD is in a privileged position thanks to its close collaboration with its partners and its presence in many fields in the South, in partnership mechanisms (dP) and in the French overseas departments and territories ". he explains in a interview last February for the CIRAD website.
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