Re: Agro-Business vs. Agro-Ecology

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Lloyd Helferty

Jul 15, 2019, 4:27:23 PM7/15/19
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Thanks, Bichara.

And these are the parts that I have been (mostly) working on:

...and now also parts of this:

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That is why our parents teach us to be good kids and to do good. But this is soon overtaken by the goal of making a living, of being successful.
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"The best way to predict the future is to create it."​ - Willy Brandt
On 7/12/2019 11:10 PM, Bichara Sahely wrote:


by Guy Dauncey

In September 2018, the Paris-based Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) published a report on An agro-ecological Europe by 2050: Multifunctional Agriculture for Healthy Eating, in which the authors found that a fully agro-ecological Europe could sustainably feed 530 million Europeans by 2050.

In his fascinating new book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food, Timothy Wise, who is senior research at the Small Planet Institute, comes to very similar conclusions for countries like Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.

I have captured the possibility of an agro-ecological future and compared it to the current reality in these two diagrams. They are too big to display, so click on each phrase below to see the full diagrams:

AGRO-BUSINESS                            AGRO-ECOLOGY


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