Latin America: Agroecology may bring food security

Posted on July 28, 2014 • Filed under: Agriculture, Latin America News reported a home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and food poverty in Brazil…..Central-west Brazil, where most live on soybeans and maize, consists mostly of monocultures. In 2013, the region farmed a record volume of soybeans and maize, producing over 78.5m tonnes. However, most of it is not used to feed the population: it is exported to produce biofuels. In response to problems caused by agribusiness, including contamination of natural resources, increases in food prices, soil infertility and health problems, agroecology has emerged as a marriage between science, traditional agriculture and social movements. Read Article

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