The FAO Agroecology Knowledge Hub


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The global food system is in a sticky situation because agriculture must

fight both malnutrition while the world population is always growing

and more pressure on natural resources. In the past we have simply

pushed to produce more food, but now with the added difficulty of

climate change, we need to try something else. We need to develop

food systems that are helpful to the economy as well as not having a

bad impact on the environment. Agroecology is based on strengthening

the bonds between plants and humans by implementing ecological

concepts. By making these bonds, Agroecology can not only increase

food production but also increase food security and nutrition and in

turn, help cultures adapt to climate change.

http://www.fao.org/agroecology/en/

Prepared by Owen

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