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The importance of ecosystem services for sustainable food systems is globally recognized.

During this cycle we will talk about the definition, concepts and applications of ecosystem services with a focus on sustainable food systems. We will discuss concepts, methodologies and tools needed to understand ecosystem services. Several speakers will present the different perspectives from case studies of ecosystem services provided by aquaculture and soil valorisation and management.

Our Speakers:

Simon Krämer is food system and soil policy advisor at NABU


Daniel Dalton is a senior researcher in UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas

Orsolya Nyárai is Agricultural Policy Officer at CEEweb for Biodiversity

Support material:

Maximizing Photosynthesis and Root Exudates throughRegenerative Agriculture to Increase Soil OrganicCarbonto Mitigate Climate Change | DOI: 10.54647/agriculture210317

From dust to a must: Investigating the social barriers to farmers’ adoption of soil conservation practices in Hungary, with recommendations for an effective information-based soil governance | Link

Investigating The Current Status Of Soil Biodiversity Research And Policy In The EU | Link

Biodiversity and ecosystem services: Complementary approaches for ecosystem management? | DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.06.021

Our Speakers:

Margarida Saavedra is a researcher at the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).

Rachel Brown is the Global Innovation Manager for Aqua Pharma Group.

João Franco is a marine ecologist based within MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre.

Support material:

Seagrass meadows improve inflowing water quality in aquaculture ponds | DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735502

Lessons for Coastal Applications of IMTA as a Way towards Sustainable Development: A Review | DOI: 10.3390/app122311920

BREEZE - a revolutionary and environmentally friendly concept for fish health management | Link

Our Speakers:

Paul Luu is Executive Secretary of the “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for food security and climate”, launched at COP 21 in Paris.

Leigh Ann Winowiecki is the CIFOR-ICRAF Soil and Land Health Global Research Leader.

Jay Amstel is Consultant at UNEP - UN Environment Programme and part of

TEEBAgriFood Program


Support material:

A global coalition to improve soil heath | Link


Soil and land heath | Link 

The Soil Health Resolution | Link

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) | Link

Generating the evidence base for tracking landscape restoration and enhancing stakeholder engagement | Link

Além dos alimentos: a contribuição da agricultura urbana para o bem-estar na metrópole de São Paulo | Link

Agendas municipais de agricultura urbana e periurbana | Link

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