Why traditional knowledge — and not external tech — is the key to truly sustainable agriculture - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
Why traditional knowledge — and not external tech — is the key to truly sustainable agriculture
Going organic alone may not be the truly sustainable solution for agriculture. It has to be more nuanced, and needs to be anchored around local, time-tested agroecological practices.
- Substituting organic “bio-inputs” for synthetic agrochemicals is still a one-size-fits-all solution.
- Agriculture currently produces roughly 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions, rising to as high as 29% taking into account the entire food system
- Through crop diversification, redesign and the ecological use of local resources, families will become more resilient and less dependent on external aid while simultaneously protecting the environment.
- We need to focus on the recovery of local, time-tested agroecological practices and to empower those who hold traditional knowledge.