Monthly Archives: June 2016

Organic beats conventional agriculture in the tropics

A long-term study by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Kenya has shown clearly that organic agriculture not only generates comparable yields, but also produces more income and health benefits for farmers than conventional methods. The 10-year study conducted in Thika and Chuka, sub-counties in Kenya, was conducted with local partners since… Read more »

IPES demands return to diversity in food systems

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has launched a report in which they demand the return to a sustainable and diverse food system. Input-intensive crop monocultures and industrial-scale feedlots must be consigned to the past in order to put global food systems onto sustainable footing, according to the world’s foremost experts… Read more »