Sustainable Revolutions in Agriculture, A Comment on Schwenke and Kyndt Article

Enrique A Martinez
2018 Agricultural Research & Technology Open Access Journal  
The real "green revolution" is the improvement of soil management practices for conserving soils, the actual capital of farmers. This real green revolution will increase the number of Abstract A recent opinion points out that the history of agricultural sustainability has followed three revolutions including agro-chemicals, genetically modified organisms and precision and information technologies. Here, I show evidence that these factors have not been source of sustainability and that in
more » ... lar the so called "green revolution" has provoked a huge ecological and humanitarian debt, and hunger has not stopped. I agree with the authors in that the agricultural revolutions have not finished, but they will be set on more ecological bases, much respectful of soil and biodiversity conservation, such as permaculture. And finally I suggest that technological advancements should address such goals.
doi:10.19080/artoaj.2018.17.556009 fatcat:tvqbx7xe45fxzl7mtwvgwektmm