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Extreme Farming

We find out how one of the world's smallest countries has become one of its biggest food producers. Could it be a model for global farming as we try to feed a growing population?

How has one of the world’s smallest countries become one of its biggest food producers?

This week we visit a tiny nation responsible for the second largest exports of farmed food. Its vegetable, fruit, and livestock farmers are pushing the limits of productivity – how do they get so much food out of so little land?

We visit a dairy farm run almost entirely by robots, one of the country’s many industrial-sized greenhouses, and a farm on the roof of a former factory.

With the planet’s soaring population, could this country be a model for global farming?

Plus, what impact is such intensive farming having on the environment, human health and animal welfare?

Presenter: Anna Holligan.
Editor: Simon Tulett

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27 minutes

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Mon 6 Jun 2016 00:32GMT


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