Author: Dan Armstrong
The world currently faces unprecedented challenges due to long-term resource mismanagement and environmental degradation. This is particularly true in the realm of agriculture, where monoculture and industrial farming techniques have proven to be unsustainable. Topsoil loss, water shortages, and petrochemical dependency are stressing global grain production. Food security has progressed from a Third World concern to the forefront of First World issues. Agriculture in Oregon’s Willamette Valley provides a useful case study for both illustrating the existing problem and applying PROUT strategies as a possible solution.