Agroecology emphasizes soil health and total-system resiliency

June 5, 2015

 

Agroecology emphasizes locally developed, largely noncommercial farm inputs such as natural pest controls and practices including composting, synergistic crop interactions, mulching and water harvesting—all to ensure soil health and total-system resiliency.Miguel A. Altieri, "The Scaling Up of Agroecology: Spreading the Hope for Food Sovereignty and Resiliency, A contribution to discussion at Rio+20 on issues at the interface of hunger, agriculture, environment and social justice," Sociedad Cientifica Latinoamericana de Agroecologica, May 2012, http://agroeco.org/socla/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Rio20.pdf

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