Depleted soils drive Argentina to sustainable farming

Producers abandon pesticides and move to greener methods in Argentina due to high costs and dependence “With agrochemicals everything is easier: you kill everything that can harm the plant. But at the same time, you are also killing the soil,” says Amadeo Riva, a producer of soybeans and other crops in Argentina whose farm went from using 9,000 liters of pesticides per year on its 1,200 hectares to only 1,000 through agroecology. The case of Riva is repeated with other small and large agricultural producers…
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