Farming for the future: agroecological solutions to feed the world

21 October 2016

There is no doubt that eliminating hunger worldwide is one of humanity’s greatest challenges in the 21st century. However, there are radically divergent visions for how to achieve this goal. Many people equate “feeding the world” with the need to produce more food, but in reality the problem is one of unequal and wasteful distribution. This briefing tackles three big myths pushed by the industrial farming lobby - that we need to boost food production, that organic and agroecological production cannot feed the world, and that industrial agriculture is green and efficient – and makes the case for small-scale, sustainable alternatives.