Small-scale farmers can double food production within 10 years in critical regions by using ecological methods. Based on an extensive review of the recent scientific literature, the study calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a way to boost food production and improve the situation of the poorest.
The report also points out that projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh recorded up to 92 % reduction in insecticide use for rice, leading to important savings for poor farmers.
- Upload Date 2011-03-08
- Language English
- Media Format Web Link
- Program Theme Sustaining foodways & livelihoods
- Communication Issue Areas Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty