Biological Control as a Tool for Sustainable Development: For Increase the Distribution and Income Generation

  • Gabriel Olivo LocatelliEmail author


With a world population of more than 7.5 billion people, today we are able to produce enough food to support the entire population of the planet. However, in the next few years, the population will continue to grow and the challenges are even greater, limitation in expanding new agricultural frontiers, besides the demand of conscious consumers who seek healthy sustainable produced food. In this scenario, the biological control seems to be one solution and one opportunity to reduce the dependence of the oligopoly on agrochemicals. Based on the strategic innovation model of the triple helix, the decentralization of investments in research and innovation, with the approach of universities and research institutes, of the rural producers, fomented by the government, boosts the search of solutions of biological control, supporting the regional development, with the increase the income generation and socioeconomic contributions in diverse countries. This way, we will be able to break the circle of poison.


Agricultural production Bioeconomics Biological control Sustainability Triple helix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CAV – Academic Centre of Vitória. Rua Alto do ReservatórioUFPE – Federal University of PernambucoVitória de Santo AntãoBrazil
  2. 2.UNIBRA – Centro Universitário BrasileiroRecifeBrazil

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