Sustainable farms kept 20 to 40 percent more topsoil after Hurricane Mitch than standard farms

June 8, 2015

 

“Sustainable plots had 20% to 40% more topsoil, greater soil moisture, less erosion and experienced lower economic losses than their conventional neighbours.”

 

Eric Holt-Gimenez, “Measuring farmers agroecological resistance to hurricane Mitch,” LEISA Magazine 17, no. 1 (2001): 19, accessed November 14, 2014, 2014, http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/coping-with-disaster/measuring-farmers-agroecological-resistance-to/at_download/article_pdf

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