Ecological intensification ( EI PROJECT)
Integrating knowledge of ecosystem services to promote sustainable agriculture in Chile (ACT192027) is a three-year project funded by the Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID), from the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile.
EI project is a consortium of academics / researchers from the P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (School of Agriculture and Institute of Biology), Universidad de Talca (Institute of Biology), P. Universidad Católica de Chile (Department of Ecology and Faculty of Agriculture and Forest Engineer).
Intensification of agriculture is the main cause of land-use change, biodiversity loss, soil degradation, and squanders water, in addition to a third of the total greenhouse gas emission. Therefore, conventional intensive agriculture, become a major socio-environmental driver of global change.