Why we need small farms
August 26, 2019 8:34 AM   Subscribe

A photography project celebrates the small-scale and family-run farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s food.

Small farms face a number of obstacles to sustain their livelihoods. They battle a changing climate, with more spells of drought as well as more intense storms and rain. And finding regular buyers is difficult, especially as the global food system demands a steady stream of robust produce year-round, regardless of seasonality and how far it has to be shipped.

posted by poffin boffin (2 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for posting this. Love to see the photos.

It's way past time to shift from this perspective of "we need American farmers to just keep growing more corn and soy to feed the world" and support small farmers worldwide in ecologically, locally sound practices that can produce more, more sustainably.
posted by Emmy Rae at 11:37 AM on August 26, 2019 [2 favorites]

Those are some great pictures.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:35 AM on August 27, 2019

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