The website Sustainable Communities Collective is a go-to site for information concerning sustainability practices in a number of fields/sectors-planning, building & design, transportation, and economics. The site features an excellent article on the benefits of shifting from industrial agriculture to agroagriculture, particulary in emerging markets. The article is titled Feeding the World Sustainably: Agroecology vs. Industrial Agriculture.
Excerpt from Sustainable Communities Collective website
There are currently 1 billion people in the world today who are hungry. There’s also another billion people who over eat unhealthy foods. Food production around the world today is mostly done through industrial agriculture, and by judging the world’s current situation with obesity issues, worldwide food shortages, and the destruction of soil, it may not be the best process in use. We need to be able to feed our world without destroying it, and finding a more sustainable approach to accomplishing that is becoming increasingly more important. Click here to continue. Scroll down to view infographic.