Can agroecology bring jobs to the America’s heartlands? | The Huffington Post

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The introduction of the new book from Food First and Groundswell InternationalFertile Ground: Scaling agroecology from the ground up” offers a bold statement,

“There are about 2.5 billion people in the world, on 500 million farms, involved with smallholder family agriculture and food production. Their creative capacity to farm productively and sustainably with nature, instead of against it, is perhaps the most powerful force that can be unleashed to overcome the interlinking challenges of hunger, poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation. This is the essence of agroecology.”

Agroecology—and agricultural development—are sometimes seen as a something to be offered underdeveloped countries having trouble feeding th…

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