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The Real Sustainable Agriculture: Feeding 9 Billion and Conserving Nature

Dr. Stephen Polasky of the University of Minnesota and The Natural Capital Project discusses tradeoffs between biodiversity conservation and agricultural food production. Polasky offers insights on mitigating environmental and food security goals, farming to maximize social benefits, and getting smart about how we use land and water resources.

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.

Learn more about WWF's work on food.