Pathways of Intensification and Potential Compatibility of Agrobiodiversity

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21A (San Jose Convention Center)
Karl Zimmerer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Integrating the conservation of biodiversity with agricultural intensification is increasingly recognized as a top priority of sustainability and food security amid global environmental and socioeconomic changes. This paper describes a land system-based approach to the analysis of conditions promoting these linkages in five world regions, specifically robust linkages to livelihood diversification; resource access and asset capabilities among both traditional and nontraditional growers; agroecology and food uses; and innovative knowledge and skills.