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Ca norganicfeed theworld

  1. 1. <ul><li>CAN </li></ul><ul><li>ORGANIC </li></ul><ul><li>FEED THE WORLD ? </li></ul>
  2. 2. IAASTD <ul><li>International Assessment Agriculture Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development </li></ul><ul><li>initiated by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and conducted by 400 scientists over a period of three years. </li></ul>
  3. 3. IAASTD Conclusion <ul><ul><ul><li>The Assessment concludes that, while certain agricultural technologies have contributed to substantial productivity increases in the past, these same technologies - such as pesticides and fertilisers - now threaten the social and environmental sustainability of agriculture. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Greenpeace .. <ul><li>&quot;An emphasis on production to the exclusion of humans and the environment is a recipe for disaster. The conclusion of hundreds of scientists from around the world is that the future of agriculture is based on ecological farming,&quot; said Marco Contiero, Greenpeace Policy Director. .&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Greenpeace urged <ul><li>&quot;In order to address the food crisis not just in the short term, G8 governments must follow the advice of the UN Agriculture Assessment - dramatically increasing their investments in smallholder ecological farming systems, while putting an end to subsidies that promote unsustainable industrial agriculture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scientists Find Organic Agriculture Can Feed the World <ul><li>http://www.i-sis.org.uk/organicagriculturefeedtheworld.php </li></ul><ul><li>refute common misconceptions about organic agriculture </li></ul>
  7. 7. The findings <ul><li>Organic yields beat conventional </li></ul><ul><li>More than enough organic food to feed the world </li></ul><ul><li>More than enough nitrate through biological nitrogen fixation </li></ul><ul><li>The largest gains from organic agriculture arise from the savings on the damages to public health and the environment, estimated at more than US $59.6 billion a year in the United States [6, 8] ( Organic Agriculture Enters Mainstream , Organic Yields on Par with Conventional & Ahead during Drought Years , SiS 28). </li></ul>
  8. 8. URGENT CHANGE <ul><li>Thorough and radical overhaul of present international and national agricultural policies. Governments are urged to actively create the transition to sustainable ecological farming systems through: </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 <ul><li>Prioritizing the resource needs and knowledge of the world’s small-scale ecological farmers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2 <ul><li>Supporting ecological or organic farming systems with public research and investment monies </li></ul>
  11. 11. 3 <ul><li>Supporting the multiple ecological functions of agriculture through policies that value and protect ecosystem services </li></ul>
  12. 12. 4 <ul><li>Addressing climate change through the agriculture sector with support for ecological farming. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 5 <ul><li>Recognizing </li></ul><ul><li>the inter-related principles of </li></ul><ul><li>food sovereignty </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>the right to food . </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_sovereignty </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why Organic should and Whether it can feed the WORLD <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Food Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Fair Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>HAPPINESS </li></ul>
  15. 15. DISCUSSION <ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>

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