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UN news release: Eco-Farming Can Double Food Production in 10 Years

UN news release

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.

  • Language English
  • Media Format Web Link
  • Program Theme Sustaining foodways & livelihoods
  • Communication Issue Areas Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty
  • Tags
    • agrobiodiversity
    • agroecology
    • agroforestry
    • crops
    • food sovereignty
    • livestock
    • seeds
    • water