INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE OR SMALL-SCALE FARMING TO COMBAT HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION (Reclaim Grow Sustain)


DESERTIFICATION

WHY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD SWITCH THEIR FINANCIAL AID FROM INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE TO SMALL-SCALE FARMING

Based on official 1999 statistics, 92% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59.4% of meat, and 49.2% of milk were produced by 35 million families (105 people, 71% of the country’s population). Each of these families cultivated a dacha (a subsidiary plot) making up 8 million hectares of land total.

http://reclaimgrowsustain.com/content/russians-proving-small-scale-organic-gardening-can-feed-world

Russians Proving That Small-Scale, Organic Gardening Can Feed the World

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Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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