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In a joint effort of the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United a set of documents were created to facilitate the discussions in the forum.


Glossary of terms on ecosystem services in agriculture

The canon of knowledge supporting ecological intensification is transdisciplinary, focusing on the biological components of farming systems and agroecological practices but extending as well to considerations of policy and farmer and societal benefits. Every community needs a common language. In this line we prepared a Glossary of Terms on Ecosystem Services in Agriculture as a base document for the discussion of some key terms. The definitions presented in this document are direct citations from different academic and policy documents.
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Annotated Bibliography on Ecological Intensification

The annotated bibliography presented in this document is a compilation of literature relevant to ecological intensification, with respect to the following categories:

  1. Ecosystem services
  2. Agroecology and agroecological practices
  3. Farmer and societal benefits from enhancing ecosystem services
  4. Biodiversity benefits of ecological intensification
  5. Agriculture-induced impacts
  6. Climate change
  7. Policy

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Comparative table: Eco-functional, sustainable and ecological intensification

There is a growing debate on the use of ecological intensification VS eco-functional VS sustainable intensification. In this line a comparative table highlighting the principal differences and similarities of these approaches has been developed.
The table was created with complete citations from literature in order to avoid changing their meaning and purpose. At the end of the document you will find a complete list of references.
For each approach, the table identifies its relevant:

  1. Objectives
  2. Arguments
  3. Principles/elements
  4. Knowledge
  5. Agronomic approach
  6. Paradigm/goal

Download PDF: Comparative table on eco-functional, sustainable and ecological intensificationand List of References