How do you feed 9 billion people? Add to that problem the degraded environments and soils, the limited amount of essential nutrients on the planet (hence the new £10 bn potash mine in Yorkshire, UK), the decline in essential pollinators and an over-reliance on expensive chemicals. In the face of an enormous and complex problem, could mimicking natural ecosystems be an answer?

Agroecology is the term given to farming that imitates natural ecosystems and could be a promising solution to the feeding of the 9 billion!