Agro-ecology-South Africa: Agro-ecology is key to food security

Afrique en Ligne (Dec. 22, 2011) | Food security – Agro-ecology – Agro-ecological farming methods, not industrial-scale agriculture will be needed to ensure food security and protect food supplies from the impacts of climate change, argues Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, according to De Schutter challenges the widely held view that food production needs to be scaled up to feed a growing population, saying that such a strategy overlooks climate change as well as how food is produced, by whom and for whom.