Monday, 4 November 2013

UN calls for small-scale, sustainable farming (report)

Wake up before it is too late: make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate

A new UNCTAD report has been published which states that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food. More than 60 international experts contributed to the report, launched last week.
The report states that monoculture and industrial farming methods are not providing sufficient affordable food where it is needed, while causing mounting and unsustainable environmental damage.

1 comment:

  1. is this report archived, or does something happen?