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BiointensiveAgricultureAGreenerRevolution English

BiointensiveAgricultureAGreenerRevolution English

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Perspectives from Ecology Action
Biointensive Agriculture: A Greener Revolution
Perspectives from Ecology Action
“Much o the ood produced in the Asia-Pacifc region is produced by individual armers, the majority o whom are small armers.For long-term ood security … consider providing active State support or the participation o small-scale ood producers in a new green ood revolution that gives high priority to revitalizing small-scale ood production based on ecologically viable systems.” 
: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Asia and the Pacifc
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“India’s small-holder armers (those owning less than 2.0 ha o armland) comprise 78 percent o the country’s armers, but own only 33 percent o the total cultivated land; they nonetheless produce 41 percent o the country’s ood-grains.Their productivity is ... higher than that o medium- and large-size arms. Moreover, their marketable surpluses are increasing. In the nation’sood-security interest, such increase must be sustained. Those eatures notwithstanding, small-holder amilies, together withthe amilies o land-less agricultural workers, constitute the bulk o India’s hungry and poor.” 
Smallholder Farmers in India:Food Security and Agricultural Policy
A Greener Revolution 
“In Arica, a large proportion o the labour orce is employed in agriculture (60–80 per cent) and the majority o these armers(many o whom are women) are smallholders with arms o less than 2 hectares … Arguably, the most sustainable choice or agricultural development and ood security is thereore to increase total arm productivity in situ, in thedeveloping countries that are the most in need o greater ood supplies. Attention must ocus on the ollowing:i) The extent to which armers can improve ood production and raise incomes with low cost locally-available technologies and inputs (this is particularly important at times o very high uel and agro-chemical prices)ii) Whether they can do this without causing urther environmental damage…” 
Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Arica

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