26 September 2013
Academic discussions about sustainable farming and climate are meaningless if the politics don’t shift. That’s what agroecologist Miguel Altieri said about the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s new report, which promotes an ecological approach to agriculture as an excellent way to both cope with and limit changing weather patterns. In Costa Rica, a Central American country with plenty of environmentalist cred, they already have—the country is striving to become carbon neutral by 2021. Now farms are taking steps to integrate new technologies with traditional low-carbon agriculture methods to help achieve that lofty goal.
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