Jean-Martin Fortier’s Quebec farm is about the size of a soccer pitch yet he makes up to $100,000 from a hectare of vegetables, he tells Brut nature in a video.
“The idea is to increase the number of small farms. We want to replace mass agriculture with a mass of farmers who practice kind agriculture,” he says. His biointensive micro-farm has become a model for this approach.
Fortier says, “Around the world, family farms are already the ones feeding the planet. All the UN reports confirm this. There’s a sort of myth about big industrial agriculture being responsible for feeding the world… We don’t care about feeding the world, we just need to feed our communities.”