Grow more food at less cost to environment, urges UN trade agency

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Rich and poor nations are being urged to diversify their crops and boost support to small farmers, according to a new report launched by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

It recommends a rapid and significant shift away from "monoculture and industrial farming" because they are not providing sufficient affordable food where needed. Furthermore, the environmental damage caused by this approach is unsustainable.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 2’11″

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