A study published by the United Nations states that small-scale farmers can double food production in a decade by using simple ecological methods, which calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a poverty alleviation measure.
“To feed 9 billion people in 2050, we urgently need to adopt the most efficient farming techniques available,” says Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and author of the report, entitled “Agro-ecology and the right to food.”
“Today’s scientific evidence demonstrates that agroecological methods outperform the use of chemical fertilizers in boosting food production where the hungry live – especially in unfavorable environments,” he added. Read More
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