Crops for the future – How agroecology can feed the world – by Marie-Monique Robin[Reading report] by Sabrina Gonçalves Krebsbach

2015-04-27

The author is part of the Alternative Management third year specialization program at HEC Paris

Crops for the future is a travel log relating a very optimistic investigation on diverse agro-ecological initiatives throughout the world. Marie-Monique Robin, investigative journalist, shows to what extent agro-ecology can be a solution the today’s food crisis. She denounces the limits of industrial agriculture, that neglects systems and processes in the ecosystem and presents deadly social and environmental consequences. The author suggests lines of action and reflection to rethink the current agricultural model and favor the transition towards agro-ecology

Quote article  Sabrina Gonçalves Krebsbach, « Crops for the future – How agroecology can feed the world – by Marie-Monique Robin », 27 april 2015, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/380.sls

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