Agroecology inappropriate in Africa

Prof Moot was recently sent the link below by a former CEO of Plant and Food Research Ltd. It summarises the pitfalls of “agroecology” which has recently repackaged as “Regenerative Agriculture.”

The article, written by David Zaruk a professor at Odisee University College posting as the “Risk-Monger”, suggests science will win in the end because it doesn’t ultimately care where solutions come from. It will adopt the most efficient system, regardless whether that solution is provided by an agroecologist or an agronomist, provided it is free of political interference…..pity that last statement which is a major issue at the moment.

Excellent science must not bend to religion, culture or political will – Covid has pretty much shown us what happens when it does.