How efficient is agro-ecology as compared to agro-industry?
Forty percent of the terrestrial surface is modified by food system activities such as input production, food production, transport, retail and disposal. The environmental impacts of food production are severe while undernourishment affects nearly 900million people. By developing a tool called the agroecosystem service capacity index (ASC-index) the r4d project Food Sustainability (FoodSAF) assesses the capacity of a farm to provide agro-ecosystem services. This tool provides relevant information about the contributions of various food systems to sustainable development. Watch in YouTube.
This video-clip was produced as part of the r4d programme Digital Storytellers synthesis project. Its contents were filmed and selected by Horacio Augstburger, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, in collaboration with local partners in Bolivia and Kenya. The digital storytelling process was accompanied and supported by Paitití Lab.
Dr. Horacio Augstburger, email@example.com, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland
r4d project “Towards Food Sustainability: Reshaping the Coexistence of Different Food Systems in South America and Africa” (FoodSAF)
A film by Horacio Augstburger, Center for Development and Environment – University of Bern, / Edited by Horacio Augstburger, Martin Moll / Produced by Sonja Schenkel, Paitití Lab