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Efficient agricultural strategies are urgently required to strike a balance between production and the conservation of biodiversity, especially in the Global South. It is essential to take into account labor dynamics, as farmers often embrace labor-saving technologies that can negatively impact biodiversity, while labor limitations hinder the adoption of biodiversity-enhancing technologies. Tackling labor-related challenges is crucial for the success of conservation endeavors. Embracing biodiversity-smart agriculture, which integrates preservation and productivity, holds significant importance. While technological and institutional solutions already exist, further action is necessary to ensure their effective implementation and widespread adoption.

Published in Biological Conservation 284: 11016