Agroecology: How It Can Help Feed the World

We continue our investigation into the question of how we will feed the growing population (a pursuit sparked by our event last week with David Chang and the World Bank) with a look at the concept of agroecology. In February, at the International Forum for Agroecology in Nyeleni, Mali, a turning point came in the dissemination of ideas and practices of what is called “agroecology.” Agroecology is a holistic approach to farming and food production that could shape how we feed the world in the 21st century. It offers, at last, a means through which sustainable food sovereignty can be achieved across the globe.