Title of document: Delivering on the Promise of Biological Control in Asia's Food Systems: A Humboldtian Perspective

Authors/editor: Kris A. G. Wyckhuys, Mauricio González-Chang, Evie Adriani, Annabelle B. Albaytar, Alice Albertini, Gonzalo Avila, Marie Joy B. Beltran, Ariel D. Boreros, Muhammad Z. Fanani, Duc T. Nguyen, Giang Nguyen, Ihsan Nurkomar and Sundar Tiwari

Journal’s name if any: Frontiers - Front. Sustain. Food Syst., 11 September 2020

Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: Frontiers

Year of publication: 2020

Geographic focus: Asia

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Web address to original document (if any): https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00140/full#h1


During the late twentieth century, the “Green Revolution” attained wide-ranging poverty alleviation, food security and improved nutrition across rural Asia. As these achievements were often reached at large environmental costs, “greener” trajectories urgently need to be traced for Asia's agri-food systems. In this sense, agro-ecological and biodiversity-based (ABB) farming systems can provide sufficient food, lift resource-use efficiencies and lower fossil-fuel dependencies while safeguarding the environment. Here, we systematically assess past progress and prospects for biodiversity-based pest management -or biological control (BC)- in five Asian countries.…