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This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.

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Wind, rain and industrial agriculture techniques accelerate soil erosion, but can be mitigated before the world faces catastrophic loss in terms of agricultural performance and critical ecosystem functions.

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Every day, 18 kilos of sand and gravel are extracted by each inhabitant of the planet for 
the manufacture of concrete, asphalt and glass. Changes in consumption patterns, the increase 
      
          
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Developed within the European iSQAPER project in which researchers from the UPM participate, it has been proposed as a success case by the European Commission. The app informs farmers about how to improve their soils and offers them the option to incorporate new data in a collaborative learning model.

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Agricultural intensification rarely leads to simultaneous benefits for ecosystem services such as biodiversity and human wellbeing, researchers say.