The Committee for Food Security (CFS) in the UN System: its role in the emergence of the agenda on agroecology

Background: The Committee for Food Security (CFS) was at the core of promoting agroecology as a new policy agenda among international organizations. It did so in a partly hostile environment. From the perspective of agroecology, no doubt, it can be considered a successful science-policy initiative. Further, by now it managed to diffuse the discourse across a wide variety of actors.

Aim: The aim of this work is to reconstruct development in the science policy interface surrounding the Committee for Food Security (CFS) of the UN in relation to agroecology. What lead to the success and further diffusion of the agroecological paradigm at this level?