Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says

October 15, 2014 at 11:21 am Leave a comment

New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water, and resource availability.

The stark warning comes from the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, in her first public speech since being appointed by the U.N. in June.

Read the full article here.

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