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May 23rd, 2016 / The Chicago Council

thumb.aspxPrecision agriculture in a slightly altered form can be spread to smallholders in Asia and Africa, despite farm size and asset limitations. No-till farming had its start on big farms in North America in the 1970s, initially as a way to save diesel fuel, but variants on this “conservation agriculture” approach have now been developed for small farms in the tropics. Likewise with GMOs. Read more