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The New Green Revolution: How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World

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dc.contributor.author De Schutter, Olivier
dc.contributor.author Vanloqueren, Gaëtan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T16:04:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T16:04:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7482
dc.description.abstract "The combined effects of climate change, energy scarcity, and water paucity require that we radically rethink our agricultural systems. Countries can and must reorient their agricultural systems toward modes of production that are not only highly productive, but also highly sustainable. Following the 2008 global food price crisis, many developing countries have adopted new food security policies and have made significant investments in their agricultural systems. Global hunger is also back on top of the international agenda. However, the question is not only how much is done, but also how it is doneand what kinds of food systems are now being rebuilt. Agroecology, the application of ecological science to the study, design, and management of sustainable agriculture, offers a model of agricultural development to meet this challenge. Recent research demonstrates that it holds great promise for the roughly 500 million food-insecure households around the world. By scaling up its practice, we can sustainably improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, and thus contribute to feeding a hungry planet." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject green economics en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject agricultural development en_US
dc.title The New Green Revolution: How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Solutions en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth Aug. en_US

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