The Russians Prove Small-Scale Organic Farming CAN Feed The WorldSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:08
The Russians Prove Small-Scale Organic Farming CAN Feed The World
Friday, 05 April 2013 14:39
“On a total of 8 million hectares (20 million acres) of land, 35 million Russian families grow food in small-scale, organic gardens on their Dachas (a secondary home, often in the extra urban areas). Because growing your own food happens to be a long-lived tradition in Russia, even among the wealthy.
Based on official 1999 statistics, 92% of Russia's potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87% of its fruits, 59.4% of its meat, and 49.2% of its milk were produced by these 35 million Dacha families (105 million people, 71% of the country's population).”