Posts tagged agroecology
Unlike a Globalized Food System, Local Food Won’t Destroy the Environment

Agroecology, holistic resource management, permaculture, and regenerative agriculture. These inspiring testaments to human ingenuity and goodwill have two things in common: They involve smaller-scale farms adapted to local conditions, and they depend more on human attention and care than on energy and technology.

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Using Agroforestry to Save the Planet

According to a report by Biodiversity International, the Center for International Forestry Research, the World Agroforestry Centre, and Charles Sturt University, forests contribute to the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people. Yet, 30 percent of the world’s forests are used primarily for the production of wood products.

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Agroecology getting to the root causes of climate change

The climate–food connection has been largely absent from the climate discussions – at least in the official circles. It shows how the industrial food system is a main culprit when it comes to the climate crisis, and illustrates how agroecology and food sovereignty offer solutions.

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Levels of Regenerative Agriculture

In 2017, Regenerative Agriculture has burst into the mainstream. Articles in the Guardian, the launch of Project Drawdown’s book, even Blue Apron’s Co-Founder is talking about it at their IPO.

There is a rapid growth of the concept of Regenerative Agriculture, but a strikingly small number of farmers actually practicing it on the ground.

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Eating on the Brink: How Food Could Prevent a Climate Disaster

Recently, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand action to prevent catastrophic climate change, I was 30,000 feet in the sky, the jet-fueled irony not lost on me. I was heading to Paris to talk food and climate change with 260 scientists, civil society leaders, and advocates from 40 countries at a meeting hosted by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. The overarching message was clear: If we want to address climate change, we have to talk about food.

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