Agroecology is gaining support for its ability not only to increase production but to improve livelihoods and climate resilience.
Cuba has introduced a large-scale conversion to agroecology, and farmers have learned to drought-proof their farms as a result. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/REUTERS
By Caspar van Vark
The Guardian Professional, Tuesday 27 November 2012
The food price rises of 2007-8 triggered some alarming forecasts about the future of food. By 2050, said the FAO, there would be another 2 billion mouths to feed. Production would need to increase by 70%.
By Katherine Lupo
As the organic and sustainable food movement expands, people are finally beginning to question where their food comes from, and many are not happy with what they find. The agricultural industry led by big international corporations like Monsanto, Cargill and DuPont is pushing small farmers off their land around the world. In the US this is especially true of minority farmers, with many of them losing their land.