Biodiversity and the Resilience and Productivity of Agriculture

How can we produce enough food to feed the world and still protect biodiversity? Dr. Ivette Perfecto, George W. Pack Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan speaks to the potential for smallholder farmers to increase yields in developing countries through resilient acroecological farming practices that would mitigate the effects of climate change, conserve biodiversity and eliminate rural poverty.

WWF’s Fuller Symposium convenes thought leaders in science, policy, business, conservation and development to tackle emerging issues facing our planet and advance science-based approaches to protect the future of nature. The 2014 symposium focused on how we can freeze the footprint of food while still nourishing billions. It explored the conservation challenges and opportunities we face by looking at diverse perspectives on food production, distribution, consumption, management and waste.

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