Agroecology and why it is the solution to hunger and food security

Title Agroecology and why it is the solution to hunger and food security
Contributor Transnational Institute
Author Miguel Altieri, Transnational Institute
Content Miguel Altieri talks about the problems of the dominant, industrial-chemical agricultural system and the importance of small scale, agroecological farming as an alternative to meet the needs of food security and protect the environment.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published 2012
Language English
Link http://www.tni.org/multimedia/miguel-altieri-agroecology-and-why-it-solution-hunger-and-food-security

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What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?

Title What is agroecological farming? And why should it be upscaled?
Contributor Transnational Institute
Author Olivier De Schutter
Content Olivier explains the principles of agroecology and why it is so important for transitioning away from fossil fuel technologies which dominate the industrial food system at present. In practice small scale, locally independent models are best for implementing it. However, if governments support the adoption and spread of agroecological principles it can be scaled up to meet the needs of food security around the world.
Type of initiative Multi-Media
Year Published 2012
Language English
Link http://www.tni.org/multimedia/olivier-de-schutter-what-agroecological-farming-and-why-should-it-be-upscaled

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