The agroecological Europe of tomorrow
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Pesticide-free agriculture and biodiversity restored
The authors, renowned expert agronomists, have come up with a new proposal: “tyfa” – Ten Years for Agroecology – which shows how it is possible to feed 530 million inhabitants with healthy food between now and 2050 by completely bypassing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Theirs is the first calculated model which proves that it is possible to develop agroecology on a European scale. There is howe- ver one condition: these changes have to be accompanied by modifications in European lifestyles. Our ways of life have to become more sustainable and “sober”. Some view this as disastrous. Any “catastrophe” however would be outweighed by the huge benefits to humanity: we already eat too much and eat badly and counterproductively churn out sub-quality food, all of which flies in the face of European health authorities’ recommendations. Based on in-depth analysis of environmentally proven agricultural systems, the authors offer a clear explanation of how, in the years leading to 2050, Europe could develop solid agroecological foundations. The ten years to come however will prove crucial to implement the plan.