Agroecology challenges industrial farming

‘AGROECOLOGY better than industrial farming’ says the latest report from Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the Human Right to Food. Agroecology is the maintenance of a productive agriculture using local resources and often traditional farming practices. In this 22 June 2010 report, de Schutter urges governments and international agencies to boost ecological farming techniques to increase food production and save the climate. The experts identified policies on the experiences of countries that have pro-agroecology practices in place, such as Cuba or Brazil, the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi and the programmes of La Via Campesina. Read full report.

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