Title of document: FARMING FOR THE FUTURE: Organic and Agroecological Solutions to Feed the World

Authors: CHRISTOPHER D. COOK, KARI HAMERSCHLAG, AND KENDRA KLEIN

Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: Friends of the Earth

Year of publication: 2016

Geographic focus: World / USA

Url original document: http://webiva-downton.s3.amazonaws.com/877/05/5/8492/2/FOE_Farming_for_the_Future_Final.pdf

Summary:

Hunger is not primarily a problem of overall supply of food, but rather of poverty, lack of democracy and unequal access to land, water and other resources, especially for women, states a new report on organic and ecological solutions. This report cites that four decades of scientific evidence show that agroecological farming is the most effective agricultural response to the environmental challenges that threaten our future food security, such as climate change, soil erosion, water scarcity and loss of biodiversity.

The report debunks three dominant myths about food, farming and hunger that keep society on the path of business as usual and offers agroecological solutions for a more sustainable and just foundation for our food future. It cities extensive evidence of the agroecology’s successin reducing poverty and producing ample harvests while protecting human and ecological health in both developed and developing countries.