A study recently published in the first issue of the scientific journal, The Lancet Planetary Health , concludes that large and small farms will be needed to meet the global demand for food, which is estimated to require a 70 percent boost in production by the 2050s. That study says small farms are essential in low- and middle-income countries, while surpluses from larger farms can help with scarcity hotspots. The study also highlights the need for crop and livestock diversity. Morgan Milne...
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