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Sustainable farming: why we need to diversify
  1. Jan van Dijk, DVM, PhD, MRCVS
  1. Institute of Infection and Global Health, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston, Cheshire CH64 7TE
  1. e-mail: jan.van-dijk{at}liverpool.ac.uk

Abstract

In the future, the UK farming industry will have to meet increased demands against a background of higher levels of uncertainty. Jan van Dijk argues that solely promoting the intensification of current farming systems is a high-risk strategy, whereas diversification of farming systems offers sustainability as well as opportunities for vets.

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