Could local farms really produce enough food to feed the world?

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Food spawned several related ideas like the Local Food movement which focuses on eating local, seasonal, and sustainably grown food like that sold at farmers’ markets (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_food 

But many people doubt whether the sort of food sold at farmers’ markets could realistically replace food grown on industrialized factory farms.  Farmers’ markets seem elitist and too small-scale. Small local farmers seem to produce a lower yield and have higher costs than giant corporate farms.

Could local farms really produce enough food to feed the world? And would that food be cheap enough for everyone to afford it?

https://youtu.be/KtjfoxRoHdA

Here is an article that discusses the Slow Food Movement  http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2010/06/10/food-movement-rising/

Finally, here is a video series by Evan Fraser that explores these issues and tries to give a moderate conclusion.  “How Can We Feed 9 Billion People?