Ms Shiva's ideas are wonderful and are in fact necessary for a less fossil fuel based future.
That apparently needs to be restated before people will deal with my point. As I said before, the USA is not like India where there are a huge number of small farmers. I also pointed out the time span necessary to effect a wholesale shift to her concepts (laudable and logical as they may be) will take decades to switch. I also pointed out that a significant portion of the energy requirements are transportation which presupposes that a non fossil fuel alternative already be preexisting for her ideas to have the impact she envisions.
In the end people (even though on the left) are in denial about the rate of climate change. We really don't have the decades to devote to peripheral though necessary solutions ahead of the main priority which is MAXIMIZING the global use of solar, wind, tidal and geothermal energy to replace fossil fuels. People are delusional if they think that making the switch will be accomplished all that easily or sadly all that quickly.
In another decade funding to repair damage from climate disasters will become more of an issue as well and that will only increase as years go by. There is a critical time limit to switching off fossil fuels and we are dragging our feet as it is. I am not saying that Ms Shiva's ideas are wrong because they aren't however I am saying that they are not the top priority for industrialized countries which do not have small farmers and while the transportation issues are fossil fuel based. If hypothetically her ideas were instituted tomorrow they would require more fossil fuel use transporting manure and so forth. How these ideas could be done with America's gigantic corporate farms escapes me.
Lastly you mentioned fusion. There is no problem with researching it but you speak of it as if it were a present reality but it is not.
We have a short window in which to go solar and wind on the scale needed but do you see it happening because all I see is what could only be called voluntary investment and development. As solar and wind become economically competitive they attract investment.
The reality is that either world governments need to stop feeding the corporate tapeworm and pass legislation forcing a radical shift to get us (corporations) off fossil fuel use or climate change will doom the planet to horrific misery and those small farmers will face catastrophe anyway.
The priority is the switch to widespread solar and wind (that includes electric cars and trucks) and as yet we are going very slow in doing so.