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Reducing the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, feeding the world, and slowing global warming will be key challenges over the next forty years. Agricultural production will need to increase to supply more food and feed stock for renewable fuels but this will have to be achieved with less land, water and other resources than in the past. So, farming systems will need to become much more resource efficient, sustainable, and adaptable. Similarly, biodiversity conservation will have to evolve in the context of global warming to ensure that species distributions can adapt so that ecosystem services are maintained.
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