Charlotte Bickler is a biodiversity researcher, and Knowledge Exchange Manager at the Organic Research Centre. Her research interests lie in developing an improved understanding of how ecological and evolutionary processes can be quantified and optimally harnessed. She works on the diversification of cropping systems with particular experience in developing research and policy on the application of evolutionary breeding and heterogeneous cultivars. Her work is centred on participatory approaches that are vital to ensure the shift to an agroecological food and farming system.
It’s increasingly well understood that crop diversity holds the answer to many of the pressing problems we face, from resilient food production in the face of climate change to chronic diet-related ill health. But one of the most potent tools at our disposal is currently illegal: the trade in genetically diverse cereal seeds. By their […]