In-depth article about the need for sustainable agricultural practices in a world close to its boundaries
An agroforestry system in Morocco that combines a staple food crop (cereals) with a cash crop (the oil from argan trees is used in expensive cosmetics). The argan trees provide an extra source of income, especially for women, who have established cooperatives in Morocco to process and sell the oil.
There are striking similarities between the current economic and ecological crises — both involve indulgent over-consumption and a failure to consider the impacts on future generations. But it’s not too late to look to new economic and environmental models and to dramatically change course.
Link: Linear Resources Exponential Demand = ? – Dot Earth
Andrew Revkin’s take on words from “the world’s smartest and richest Malthusian”