United Nations Conference for Trade and Development published in 2013 makes a lengthy
case for organic, low-input, small-scale agriculture as the best means for not only feeding the world,
but for also managing the stresses of drought, rain and other catastrophic weather brought on by climate change.
Topics range from the benefits of locally developed plant varieties, to carbon sequestration as social justice,
and democratizing access to seeds and other products. Full of sometimes dense, academic writing,
it isn’t exactly something you’d want to curl up on the couch with. But the title—
“Wake Up Before It Is Too Late: Make Agriculture Truly Sustainable Now for Food Security in a Changing Climate”
—comes through like a shout.