What Is the Primary Promise of Perennial Polyculture Farming

The primary promise of perennial polyculture farming is most directly associated with reversing environmental degradation and redressing the loss of biodiversity. The promise of perennial polyculture farming in other areas—such as reducing worldwide hunger and malnutrition, reducing (particularly fossil fuel) energy use, and improving the health and education of women and children—is more indirect and will be addressed in a separate section.

Figure 2

Land Under Cultivation Worldwide

Figure 2

Land Under Cultivation Worldwide

Cultivated 5y«1ernt

A'tas in which a: lea»: 30% of ihe landscape is culliva^ed

Cultivated 5y«1ernt

A'tas in which a: lea»: 30% of ihe landscape is culliva^ed

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SOURCE: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Synthesis, Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2005, p. 3. Used with permission.

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