Sustainable agriculture must become a cornerstone of the “green economy”
The “green economy” will be the centre of attention when the global community comes together at the Rio+20 Earth Summit exactly four weeks from now. The summit can only be successful if it establishes ecologically sound small-scale farming as the main basis for feeding the nine billion people expected to live on Earth by 2050. This is the overall conclusion from a panel discussion at ETH Zurich held on 23 May 2012.
What shape should agriculture take within the “green economy”? To answer this question, Biovision, SWISSAID, and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern invited experts and scientists to a panel discussion at ETH Zurich.