According to a recently published EU report on productivity vs. sustainability in EU agriculture, Ireland sports the lowest revenue per unit of GHG emission. An alternative way of looking at the sustainability of the agriculture sector than proposed by Origin Green.
“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist” (Kenneth Boulding, economist)
Prof Carlo Leifert of Newcastle University gives an excellent overview of resource use efficiency in low-input farming at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2017
Ethiopia’s potato production is sharply increasing despite a modest change in cultivated area, thanks to better seed quality and improved cultivars acting as yield drivers. Sourse: FAOSTAT (accessed November 2016)
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Lots of articles to trawl through, reading to do and leads to find. Can’t wait to formulate my research questions and get stuck with the project’s work!
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