[8 March 2011] GENEVA- Today, the Special Rapporteur presented his new report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights Council. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty. The report therefore calls States for a fundamental shift towards agro-ecology as a way for countries to feed themselves while addressing climate- and poverty challenges. Download: “Agroecolgy and the Right to Food”, Report presented at the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council [A/HRC/16/49], 8 March 2011 (also available in French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian). Press release, "Eco-Farming Can Double Food Production in 10 Years, says UN Report", 8 March 2011 Interactive dialogue with countries and organizations, UN Human Rights Council, 8 March 2011.