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Title (Primary) Deciphering the biodiversity-production mutualism in the global food security debate
Author Seppelt, R.; Arndt, C.; Beckmann, M.; Martin, E.A.; Hertel, T.W.;
Journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2020
Department CLE;
Volume 35
Issue 11
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
UFZ wide themes ESCALATE;
Abstract Without changes in consumption, along with sharp reductions in food waste and postharvest losses, agricultural production must grow to meet future food demands. The variety of concepts and policies relating to yield increases fail to integrate an important constituent of production and human nutrition – biodiversity. We develop an analytical framework to unpack this biodiversity-production mutualism (BPM), which bridges the research fields of ecology and agroeconomics and makes the trade-off between food security and protection of biodiversity explicit. By applying the framework, the incorporation of agroecological principles in global food systems are quantifiable, informed assessments of green total factor productivity (TFP) are supported, and possible lock-ins of the global food system through overintensification and associated biodiversity loss can be avoided.
ID 23633
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=23633
Seppelt, R., Arndt, C., Beckmann, M., Martin, E.A., Hertel, T.W. (2020):
Deciphering the biodiversity-production mutualism in the global food security debate
Trends Ecol. Evol. 35 (11), 1011 - 1020