International Team of Scientists Calls for Agroecological Production

An international team of more than 360 scientists from 42 countries published a correspondence article in Nature Ecology & Evolution, calling for a global transition to agroecological production. The authors argue that agroecological principles should be integrated in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which will be decided at the 15th Convention of the Parties (COP15) meeting in China. According to the University of Göttingen, the authors “argue that farming landscapes can provide habitats for biodiversity, promote connectivity between protected areas and increase species’ ability to respond to environmental threats.”