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Pourquoi les paysans vont sauver le monde

By 2050, we’ll need to produce a billion tons of cereal grains more each year in order to feed the Earth’s 10 billion projected inhabitants. Just when we thought we had conquered hunger, we realize that it hasn’t actually disappeared at all, and that it is actually threatening to make a stunning comeback. The food-availability wars have already begun.

In order to respond to those challenges, agriculture is going to have to be undergo a radical transformation. Digital and connected, it’s going to need to use the most advanced techniques and methods. The full range of models will be called upon: organic and sustainable alongside permaculture and industrial farms, heirloom seeds, livestock farming that takes the animals’well-being into account, eating local and international exchanges, and more. The need to produce clean, safe and sustainable food while still remaining competitive is already bringing change to the countryside. Having entered a new realm of uncertainty and complexity, agriculture is constantly innovating and adapting. In this book, Sylvie Brunel describes the third agricultural revolution, one that must reconcile ecology and agronomy, economy and social justice, small farms and big firms.

There will be 10 billion people on Earth by the year 2050, but the food-availability wars have already begun. In order to respond to growing needs, the third agricultural revolution is bringing new, safer, healthier, more sustainable but still competitive food-production models. Sylvie Brunel proposes a powerful and incisive essay on the future of agriculture.

Pourquoi les paysans vont sauver le monde -
  • Buchet/Chastel
  • Essais-Documents
  • Publication date : 13/02/2020
  • 256 p., 12,99 EUR €
  • ISBN 978-2-283-03375-3
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