Biointensive farms in U.S. a model for smallholder farmers

Biointensive farming, which relies on closely spaced plants, use of seeds from plants that have been naturally pollinated and specific food-to-compost crop ratios, “produces far greater yields than conventional agriculture while using far less land and water,” Ensia magazine reports, and is especially well-suited to small-scale farmers in Latin America and Africa looking for low-cost,… » Read More

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