Over the weekend the Special Rapporteur presented his new report Agro-ecology and the right to food before the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty.
The report calls on countries for a fundamental shift towards agro-ecology as a way for countries to feed themselves while addressing climate and poverty challenges.
Read more about it at the Special Rapporteur's website. Click on this link: http://www.srfood.org/index.php/en/component/content/article/1-latest-news/1174-report-agroecology-and-the-right-to-food
Agroecology website: www.agroecology.org
Permaculture magazine issue 68 for example features articles on Greening the Sahara alongside a look at some of Sepp Holzer's techniques (in particular see his book Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, available from www.green-shopping.co.uk).