Can Agroecology Feed The World? 

Is world hunger caused by insufficient food production that can not keep up with a constantly growing population? No. ‘There is hunger because big companies possess 80% of the land in the world and they promote monocultural farming. This restricts the variety of food we consume and makes agriculture more vulnerable to climate change. Moreover, we only consume 30% of this food ourselves. Half of the world’s agricultural production is used to feed livestock and the biofuel industry: 89 million hectares of land in Africa have been purchased for this purpose. We need a new model that is based on new ethics to give small-scale farmers access to land and create an agriculture that is not dependent on fossil fuels,’ stated professor Miguel Altier.

Read more: Can Agroecology Feed The World? – Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016