Diversifying the Farming Landscape: What will drive change?

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Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien
Drottninggatan 95 B, Stockholm

Food production systems are under increasing pressure to deliver increased productivity, product quality and farmer profitability through improved use of resources, especially nutrients, water and agrobiodiversity, as well as decreasing environmental impact in the face of climate change. The links between agriculture and society through food, diet and health are a key component of this debate. Today we discuss the opportunities that diversification of the farming landscape provides in helping Sweden to work towards key Sustainable Development Goals and initiate a discussion on what is needed in policy and practice to bring about change.