For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 
Contact: 

Anuradha Mittal, (510) 469-5228; amittal@oaklandinstitute.org


Is Ecological Agriculture Productive?

A Briefing Paper from the Oakland Institute by Lim Li Ching

OAKLAND, CA -
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.
Read Other  Policy Briefs, Briefing
Papers, and Reports on the Global Food Crisis at
http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/?q=node/view/489
###

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Won't Exist.

The Oakland Institute is a policy think tank whose mission is to increase public participation and promote fair debate on critical social, economic and environmental issues in both national and international forums.

Share This Article

More in: