Policies for ecological intensification of crop production

Lucas Garibaldi, Néstor Pérez-Méndez, Michael P. D. Garratt, Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Fernando Miguez, Lynn Dicks

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Ecological intensification aims to increase crop productivity by enhancing biodiversity and associated ecosystem services, while minimizing the use of synthetic inputs and cropland expansion. Policies to promote ecological intensification have emerged in different countries, but they are still scarce and vary widely across regions. Here we propose ten policy targets that governments can follow for ecological intensification.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number4
Early online date8 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • agroecology
  • biodiversity
  • conventional intensification
  • crop productivity
  • ecological intensification
  • sustainable agriculture

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