n Farmer’s Weekly - Adopting a farmer-centric approach : from the editor

Volume 2016, Issue 16019
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



I was shocked, but not altogether surprised, to learn recently that farmers' incomes worldwide have remained significantly lower than the average income in most sectors, often by as much as 50%. This does not bode well for the future, considering that farmers must produce enough food to meet the needs of a fast-growing and demanding world population. And in order to achieve this, they will have to farm sustainably, using fewer resources to produce more, while facing extreme climate volatility.

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