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Full title: A Holistic Approach to Food Security in the Energy Descent World, by David Holmgren

David Holmgren explores the nature of Permaculture within the context of an energy descent world where future generations will be forced to rely on progressively less energy and fewer material resources to provide their needs.

He outlines some of the key strategies for food security from a Permaculture perspective including: garden and urban agriculture; uses of prime arable land; uses of parsotal and woodland; food marketing; public policies. He also outlines some key "hazards and red herrings" that we must be aware of in developing sustainable food systems. 

This presentation was part of a conference held from June 23rd to 25th, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland, which sought to answer a crucial question: How can the world's population be fed without the extensive use of fossil fuels in the production, processing and distribution of food?

More info: http://feasta.org/events/foodconf/foodconf_media.htm
Produced by: Featsa 
Year: 2005
Language: English

 

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