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Consultas electrónicas abiertas del HLPE

Re: HLPE consultation on the V0 draft of the Report: Agroecological approaches and other innovations for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition

Rob Blakemore
Rob BlakemoreVermEcologyJapan

It is commendable that Agroecology, Organic farming and Permaculture get some recognition. But it is lamentable and disheartening that any attempt for Food-Security & Nutrition should almost entirely ingnore soil!  The other blind spot is "earthworms" that not only recycle any & all organic matter (vermicomposting) but also aerate, drain and mix topsoils to depth.  If your soil has no worms then the soil is dying or already dead and you must move on...  Please search for "Topsoil", "Humus", "Compost" or "Earthworms" and there are zero hits. Then try "Fish" - 14, "Forest" - 135, "GM(O)" - 50+; "water" 50+


This lack of basic understanding about topsoil and agriculture is systemic in FAO who should know better and provide the proper direction. My other comments attached. See  report on earthworms, soil moisture and organic Ag.: