Perspective series

Issue No. 35: What kinds of agriculture will help us reach the sustainable development goals? Those that help and those that hinder

The UNCCD has said: “Our inefficient food system is threatening human health and environmental sustainability … The current agribusiness model benefits the few at the expense of the many: small-scale farmers, the essence of rural livelihoods and backbone of food production for millennia, are under immense stress from land degradation, insecure tenure, and a globalized food system that favors concentrated, large-scale, and highly mechanized farms.”