How do we feed
9 billion people without degrading
Food From Thought has three missions ranging from global initiatives to crop-scale:
Through the integration of agriculture, technology, and big data analytics, Food From Thought will analyze trends in agricultural practices and their resulting impact on biodiversity. Clarifying these relationships will revolutionize the way future generations will approach both agriculture and ecosystem management.
Aligned with Food From Thoughts mission's, the Ecosystem Services Team is composed of researchers from Guelph and McGill University. The Ecosystem Services team conducts research to better understand how agriculture practices affect biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The Ecosystem Services team has been able to collaborate with local farmers in southern Ontario through the efforts of ALUS Canada. This partnership makes the Ecosystem Service research unique, as it allows new conservation strategies to be tested out in real-world settings on local farms.