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AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION

Benefits of intensive agricultural intercropping

The need for increased crop yields has led to growing interest and research in agricultural intensification, which has a myriad of environmental impacts. Intercropping can bring the benefits of intensification within a reasonable footprint.

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Fig. 1: Agricultural intensification, cereal yields and malnourishment as averaged across values for the countries of each economic group.

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Tilman, D. Benefits of intensive agricultural intercropping. Nat. Plants 6, 604–605 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-0677-4

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