8 March 2011, GENEVA - Today, the Special Rapporteur presented his new
report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights
Council. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature,
the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can
double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating
climate change and alleviating rural poverty.
The report therefore calls States for a fundamental shift towards agro-ecology as a way for countries to feed themselves while addressing climate- and poverty challenges.
Read these from 8 March 2011:
> Eco-Farming Can Double Food Production in 10 Years, says UN Report.
> Agroecology and the Right to Food, A report presented at the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council [A/HRC/16/49].
> Interactive dialogue with countries and organizations, UN Human Rights Council.