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Agroecology: Feeding the World
Farming operations characterized by heavy chemical inputs and monocrop fields are causing severe damage to ecosystems worldwide. The negative impact of such practices has promoted renewed interest in sustainable agriculture systems, such as agroecology. Agroecological practices are characterized by on-farm biodiversity and the recycling local natural materials, which promotes the conservation and improves the quality of soil and water resources. Together we will explore how this socially and environmentally sustainable approach can feed our global community.

Feb 21, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Stephanie Gagliardi
PhD candidate, Integrative Agroecology Lab @University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus
Stephanie Gagliardi is currently a PhD candidate in the Integrative Agroecology Lab at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. She investigates sustainable and biodiverse agricultural ecosystems through an agroecological perspective. Her current research focus is on plant functional trait variability, soil nutrient and microbial dynamics, and plant interactions in multi-species cash crop farming systems in Central America.