Multi-country evidence that crop diversification promotes ecological intensification of agriculture

  title={Multi-country evidence that crop diversification promotes ecological intensification of agriculture},
  author={G. Gurr and Z. Lu and Xusong Zheng and H. Xu and Ping-yang Zhu and G. Chen and Xiaoming Yao and Jiaan Cheng and Zeng-rong Zhu and Josie Lynn Catindig and Sylvia Villareal and Ho Van Chien and Le Quoc Cuong and Chairat Channoo and Nalinee Chengwattana and La Pham Lan and L. H. Hai and Jintana Chaiwong and H. Nicol and David J. Perovic and S. Wratten and Kong Luen Heong},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  • G. Gurr, Z. Lu, +19 authors Kong Luen Heong
  • Published 2016
  • Business, Medicine
  • Nature Plants
  • Global food security requires increased crop productivity to meet escalating demand1–3. Current food production systems are heavily dependent on synthetic inputs that threaten the environment and human well-being2,4,5. Biodiversity, for instance, is key to the provision of ecosystem services such as pest control6,7, but is eroded in conventional agricultural systems. Yet the conservation and reinstatement of biodiversity is challenging5,8,9, and it remains unclear whether the promotion of… CONTINUE READING

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