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.
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
“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
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
This from the USDA Rural Development Bi-Monthly Magazine (Nov/Dec 2013) “Times are tough for small livestock and poultry producers. The consolidation of the meat industry has resulted in the closing … Read on
New research published in Nature Communications (December 17 2013) declares Food security and land required for food production largely depend on rate of yield gain of major cereal crops. Previous projections … Read on> Go to The College