Policies for Ecological Intensification of Crop Production.

Affiliation

Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural (IRNAD), Sede Andina, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN) and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Mitre 630, CP 8400 San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Ecological intensification aims to increase crop productivity by enhancing biodiversity and associated ecosystem services, while minimizing the use of synthetic inputs and cropland expansion. Policies to promote ecological intensification have emerged in different countries, but they are still scarce and vary widely across regions. Here, we propose ten policy targets that governments can follow for ecological intensification.

Keywords

agroecology,biodiversity,conventional intensification,crop productivity,ecological intensification,sustainable agriculture,

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