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Eco-farming can double food production in 10 Years - UN radio

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Small-scale farmers, can double food production within 10 years by introducing ecological methods in regions where the hungry live, according to a new United Nations report

Agro-ecology does not depend on chemical fertilizers but enhances soils productivity and protects the crops against pests by relying on the natural environment such as beneficial trees, plants, animals and insects.

The United Nations independent expert on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, says that countries that are now investing in agriculture, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa should focus on agroecology.

"My message is investments should focus less on the provision of inputs: chemical fertilizers and pesticides at subsidized prices and more on teaching agricultural practices that allow farmers to be less dependent on these inputs and to produce more with less."

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