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Family farmers hold keys to agriculture in a warming world

22 May, 2014

The challenge is huge but the solution may be small — very small.

Faced with global warming and a population that will swell to nine billion by 2050, a growing number of experts say that the way to feed the masses as climate change makes growing our food more difficult is to focus on family farmers, who often can barely feed themselves.

When policymakers in the developed world talk about feeding billions of extra mouths in the decades to come, it's multinational agribusinesses—which operate industrial-size farms—that usually get most of the attention.

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ceirano | Monday, May 26, 2014, 9:48 AM
Why O' why do people keep on harping about global warming? There is none & hasn't been for twenty years. Lets embrace any rise in CO2 as a means of helping to grow more food to feed, not only us, but also for those who for some obscure reason are not able to feed themselves. Encourage them to stop fighting each other & get their agriculture moving.