Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security – Ecologist

“We don’t need to manipulate hugely the genetic characteristics of these (crops)… because that biodiversity is there – you have to just select and use it with the knowledge of the people who have been doing that for thousands of years,” said Sarukhán, CONABIO’s national coordinator, in a telephone interview.

Putting A Dollar Value On Ecosystems

How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?Researchers in a new paper try to do just that — with one specific ecosystem service, provided by grasslands: soil carbon storage.

Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity

Encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security—and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops.

Biodiversity Is Key to Sustainable Agriculture

The need to protect biodiversity cannot be taken away from agricultural sectors if governments were to ensure sustainable development, food security, and the capacity to weather climate change. The This much was agreed on by 167 countries at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP13) which ended on 17 December in Cancun, Mexico.