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Hans Rosling on global population growth

Related: How do you help people who live on less than a dollar a day?

Gates points out that "the global effort to help small farmers is endangered by an ideological wedge that threatens to split the movement in two.

On one side is a technological approach that increases productivity.

On the other side is an environmental approach that promotes sustainability.

Productivity or sustainability - they say you have to choose.

It's a false choice, and it's dangerous for the field. It blocks important advances. It breeds hostility among people who need to work together. And it makes it hard to launch a comprehensive program to help poor farmers."

His conclusion?

"The fact is, we need both productivity and sustainability - and there is no reason we can't have both."