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Natural biodiversity protects rural farmers' incomes from tropical weather shocks

27 / 06 / 2019, Eureka Alert

A big data study covering more than 7,500 households across 23 tropical countries shows that natural biodiversity could be effective insurance for rural farmers against drought and other weather-related shocks. Farmers in areas with greater biodiversity took less of an income hit from droughts than their peers who farmed amid less biodiversity.

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