How to decipher the biodiversity–production mutualism in the global food security debate?

Project specs

Format

2D

Category

Biology

Contact

Ralf Seppelt

Country

Germany

Length

04:00

Summary

How do we manage the resources of our planet in a way that we produce enough healthy food without destroying our life-support system? Answers to that question require to quantify incorporation of agroecological principles in global food systems, will inform assessments of green total factor productivity, and help avoiding possible lock-ins of the global food system through over-intensification and associated biodiversity loss. An overhaul of agroeconomic models is needed to incorporate the interactions of ecosystem functioning with food security and malnutrition.