Enlightened Agriculture

Funding Enlightened Agriculture

The Agrarian Renaissance needs new kinds of farms – polycultural, low-input, skills intensive; and these new farms need appropriate markets – generally local, and geared to the small-scale; and overall we need a true food culture – people who truly appreciate what good food is, and are prepared to seek it out.

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Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America vol. 111 no. 11 March 18, 2014 Colin K. Khoury,  4001–4006 This study provides evidence of change in the … Read on

Cheap food not the answer to food poverty

This from the Farmers Guardian (March 24 2914) “Ralph Early . .head of food science and agri-food supply chain management at Harper Adams, warn[s] the days of cheap food must … Read on

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food declares the present system a failure. Instead we need agroecology within a framework of food sovereignty

Olivier De Schutter in his Final Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, declares the present system bankrupt and in need of urgent reform. “Measured against the … Read on

Feeding the world: genetically modified crops versus agricultural biodiversity

“An objective review of current knowledge places GM crops far down the list of potential solutions [for feeding the world] in the coming decades. . . . [M]uch of the … Read on

Scaling up Agroecology: what, why, and how

This new discussion document Scaling up Agroecology from Oxfam-Solidarity (Belgium) is well worth a read.  It includes such gems as: “. . .scaling-up agroecological approaches implies radical changes in the current … Read on

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