Agroecology key to food security in developing countries

by Rachel Wynberg and Laura Pereira

Rachel Wynberg, Associate Professor and DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town and Laura Pereira, Researcher/Lecturer at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University, argue that developing countries should not strive for industrial agriculture. Instead, they should look for a balanced approach like agroecology that preserves the environment while producing crops.