Developed since 2014, the TYFA project, Ten Years For Agroecology, is part of the political agenda for the transition of European agriculture towards strong sustainability: we have ten years not to achieve a fully agro-ecological agricultural Europe, but to initiate a transition that makes this horizon credible.
In a first phase, completed in 2018 with the publication of the study "An agro-ecological Europe: multifunctional agriculture for a healthy food system - Lessons from a modelling of the European agri-food system", IDDRI and AScA wished to design an image of the European food system in 2050 whose principles would be consistent with the application of a strong agro-ecology: absence of synthetic inputs (pesticides and synthetic fertilizers), central place given to ecological infrastructures (hedges, trees, ponds, wetlands,...), complementarity between crops and livestock.
This conference will be an opportunity to present this work and to question, before the reform of the post-2020 common agricultural policy, the relevance and credibility of an agro-ecological Europe in the face of food and environmental challenges.
Presentation of the TYFA scenario of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and AScA by Pierre-Marie Aubert and Xavier Poux, followed by discussions on "The food and climate challenges of an agro-ecological Europe in 2050", with:
- Christian HUYGHE, INRA
- Frédéric COURLEUX, Agriculture Stratégies
- Philippe POINTEREAU, Solagro
- Quentin DELACHAPELLE, Collectif Pour une Autre PAC
- Benoît FAUCHEUX, CCFD – Terres Solidaires
- Audrey PULVAR, Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme
A conference on the initiative of Dominique Potier, MP and leader of the Jean Jaurès Foundation's Observatory of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the 158 MPs of the "Accelerate" network.