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Fixing our global agricultural system to prevent the next COVID-19

Author: Baudron, F.
Author: Liégeois, F.
Year: 2020
ISSN: 0030-7270 (Print)
ISSN: 2043-6866 (Online)
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: SAGE Publishing
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: Elmsford, NY (USA)
Pages: 111-118
Issue: 2
Volume: 49
DOI: 10.1177/0030727020931122
Description: While the world’s attention is focused on controlling COVID-19, evidence points at the biodiversity crisis as a leading factor in its emergence, and the outbreak of many past emerging infectious diseases. Agriculture is a major driver of biodiversity loss globally. Feeding a growing human population in ways that minimize harm to biodiversity is thus imperative to prevent the next COVID-19. Solutions exist, but the burden of implementing them should not be left to farmers alone, who are mainly small-scale family farmers. Supportive policies and markets are needed, but unlikely to bring about the required changes alone. A global concerted effort similar to the Paris Agreement for climate is probably required.
Agrovoc: LAND USE
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Journal: Outlook on Agriculture

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  • Sustainable Intensification
    Sustainable intensification agriculture including topics on cropping systems, agronomy, soil, mechanization, precision agriculture, etc.

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