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Is Ecological Agriculture Productive?

A Briefing Paper from the Oakland Institute by Lim Li Ching

A key question that is often asked about
ecological agriculture, including organic agriculture, is whether it
can be productive enough to meet the world's food needs. While many
agree that ecological agriculture is desirable from an environmental
and social point of view, fears remain that ecological and organic
agriculture produces low yields.
This briefing paper by Senior Fellow Lim Li Ching summarizes some of
the available evidence to demystify the productivity debate and
demonstrate that ecological agriculture is indeed productive,
especially so in developing countries.
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