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Le développement rural en question, là-bas et ici; une veille de SOS Faim
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Agroecology saves the farm: surviving the coffee crisis in Costa Rica

Agroecology saves the farm: surviving the coffee crisis in Costa Rica | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it
This Backgrounder examines the role of agroecology vs. Fair Trade in helping Costa Rican coffee farmers stay on the land during the global coffee crisis.
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For food security, China tries alternative to industrial agriculture

For food security, China tries alternative to industrial agriculture | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

China’s agricultural advances come at the expense of rural development, especially in regions with food insecurity and fragile ecosystems.


Via Laurence Serfaty, Laurent Lebot
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Does agroecology have a part to play in a new Green Revolution?

Does agroecology have a part to play in a new Green Revolution? | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

 

The food price rises of 2007-8 triggered some alarming forecasts about the future of food. By 2050, said the FAO, there would be another 2 billion mouths to feed. Production would need to increase by 70%.

These dire warnings were met with widespread commitments from governments to invest in agriculture: a new Green Revolution.

But is increasing production the only challenge? Many observers say no, because there's actually already enough food in the world, it's just that the poorest – mostly struggling small-scale producers themselves – can't afford to buy it.

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