我們的糧食和農業 Our food and agriculture in numbers

聯合國糧食及農業組織從1961年至今編纂和傳播來自近245個國家、35個區域的糧食及農業統計數據。農業統計數據提供政策和決定的基礎,其涉及從在哪兒投資、增長什麽到某一人口是否有足夠的食物吃等方面的數據。本信息圖解僅顯示所有收集數字的一部分。欲獲更多資料,請瀏覽糧農組織統計數據庫

FAO collates and disseminates food and agriculture statistics from approximately 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961 to the present. Agricultural statistics form the basis of policy and decisions, from where to invest and what to grow, to whether the population has enough food to eat. This infographic shows only a fraction of all the numbers collected, for more data visit FAOSTAT.

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自然永續的農業 Permaculture

現代農業生產看似很高效率,但在那「高產量、高品質」的背後,其實隱藏著無數危機-大量使用化學肥料及農藥造成生態失衡及土地劣化。土地受到破壞,試問在其之上生長的產物又可能怎樣的「高品質」?

自然農耕方法是保持生態平衡,確保農產品品質的一個方法。

以下是台灣有機農民的自然農耕案例參考:

The video above is a case study of permaculture in Taiwan. Modern agriculture sounds doing great with 3H – Highly efficient, Highly effective & wit High quality. But is it the truth? What is the real story behind?

Massive use of chemical pesticide and fertiliser is the reason behind the 3H, but they are also the cause of ecological imbalance and soil deterioration. Without the healthy soil, how can we grow health agricultural products out of it?

Permaculture is probably the solution.

天台農場 – 農業的未來? Rooftop farms – the future of agriculture?

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天台農場 – 農業的未來?

聯合國糧食及農業組織預計到了2050年將有超過90億人口,其中70% 將於城市居住。天台垂直溫室農場似乎是一個可信賴並可以提供穩定糧食供應予巨大的城市人口。

Just read a post at http://gardening.streamshare.com/. It was about a video report from CBS News on “whether rooftop farms will be the future of agriculture”.

It mentioned the “Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations forecasting urban areas to account for 70 percent of the world population in 2050 (over 9 billion)” and rooftop vertical greenhouses seem will become a reliable solution to provide stable food sources for all city slicker.

閱讀更多 To watch the full report from CBS News: Rooftop farms: The future of agriculture?

相片來源 Photo Credit: Canadian Veggie