Looking at our mega cities and metropolises, it is easy to assume that the whole of Asia is on the up. Yet Asia’s continued progress and development still largely depends on its millions of smallholder farmers – the world’s largest – each working on land two hectares or smaller. They face a tall order, with food demand rising as the population tops four billion, even as climate change brings new challenges.
Vertical farming may help to meet demand in urban areas but smallholders, who produce…
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