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UN Reports Agroecology can Double Food Output

Farmers in developing nations could produce twice as much food by using ecological agriculture instead of traditional chemical fertilizers and pesticides, according to a report by the U.N.

Natural methods such as insect-trapping plants and fowl for weed control have shown average crop yield gains of 80 percent in 57 nations.  Recent projects in 20 African countries had resulted in doubling of crop yields within three to ten years. Read more on the UN Agroecology report.

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