Diversified Farming Systems Center Receives $100K from Keck Futures Initiative

May 09, 2012

The Center for Diversified Farming Systems received its first research grant from the National Academy-Keck Future’s Initiative. The award of $100,000 goes to PI Claire Kremen and an interdisciplinary international team of scientists, to compare and contrast how how smallholder agricultural production versus large-scale agribusiness affect ecosystem services along commodity chains.

Creating sustainable food production systems requires mitigating environmental impacts of agriculture as food is produced, transformed, and distributed, and the team hopes that the results of their research will help to inform international policies to meet global food security needs without sacrificing the environment.