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Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future
Date:2/15/2014

food in the program must come from family agriculture. It also has explicit guidelines for the use of healthy food in school menus, including foods that respect the culture and traditions; and it provides incentives for the purchase of diversified foods, preferably from local family agriculture.

"Food-policy makers around the world should seek to develop novel compensation mechanisms that reflect the benefits of small-scale, biodiverse agriculture," Prof. Johns says. "This may involve direct subsidies to farmers, but it must also involve investment in extension services, infrastructure, supply-chain research and development, and progressive market regulation."

Prof. Johns will present his paper at the symposium, "Agrobiodiversity and Global Change: New Linkages to Sustainability," to be held Saturday, Feb. 15 as part of the AAAS annual meeting in Chicago.

For more information on the symposium: http://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2014/webprogram/Session7028.html


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Contact: Chris Chipello
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