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Endangered Foods: The Loss of Agricultural Biodiversity and Slow Extinction of What We Grow and Eat

Monday 24 March 2014 | 12:30-14:30 (including lunch 12:00-12:30 and Q&A) Building 34, Room 3001, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton SO17 1BJ The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates 75 percent of crop varieties have disappeared since 1900. This shrinkage of genetic variance echoes through every link in our food chain and strips […]

Welcome to Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems Through trade-off Scenarios

The ASSETS project aims to explicitly quantify the linkages between ecosystem services that affect – and are affected by – food security and nutritional health for the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface. The project proposes to integrate a suite of complexity tools and cutting edge models with more traditional participatory assessments in the field within a modified version of the Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Response methodological framework to: identify how dynamic stocks and flows of ecosystem services at the landscape scale translate to local-level nutritional diets and health; and inform policy makers on how future land use and climate change will affect both food security and the ecosystem services associated with it.

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