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While farmers manage agro-ecosystems primarily for the direct agricultural benefits they provide such as crop yield, it is now widely acknowledged that agrobiodiversity found in agro-ecosystems provides numerous ecosystem services as joint products, including the regulation of pests and diseases, soil and water conservation, air purification, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration and landscape conservation.
In addition, increased on-farm inter and intra-specific diversity, including mixed crop systems, broadens the agricultural genetic base and enhances environmental resilience to adverse climatic conditions.
Moreover, agrobiodiversity enhances the productivity and profitability of land units by diversifying the crops and tree species grown on-farm.