The Contribution of Agro-ecology as a Solution to Hunger in the World: A Review

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M. W. Adidja
J. Mwine
J. G. M. Majaliwa
J. Ssekandi

Abstract

Evidence from different studies has revealed a great contribution of agro-ecology in solving the world hunger sustainably. Agro-ecology addresses the problems and limitations of industrial agriculture such as inequalities, increased poverty and malnutrition rate, and environment degradation especially climate change; which are the roots causes of hunger in the world and hinder its eradication. In meeting these goals, agro-ecology raises the availability of food by augmenting yields considerably and increasing urban agriculture; it rises the accessibility of food by decreasing poverty; and upsurges the appropriateness of food by offering a food which is of high-quality nutritional, healthy and socially accepted or adopted. This farming system also contributes to water security and to the respect of the right to water and hygiene by lessening the pressure on water resources, growing the flexibility to water shortage and diminishing the frequency of battles among conflicting water uses; and therefore, enhances food security and the apprehension of the right to adequate food. Agro-ecology contributes in conserving biodiversity and natural resources, in increasing resilience to climate change and combating the extenuation challenge, in growing control of peasants upon agricultural and food systems, and in empowering Women as well.

Keywords:
Agro-ecology, industrial agriculture, food security, food sovereignty, hunger.

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Adidja, M., Mwine, J., Majaliwa, J. G., & Ssekandi, J. (2019). The Contribution of Agro-ecology as a Solution to Hunger in the World: A Review. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 33(2), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2019/v33i230170
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