Sustainable Intensification

Narrowly defined, SI refers to increase food production from existing farmland in ways that place far less pressure on the environment and that do not undermine our capacity to continue producing food in the future. However, Garnett et al. (2013) added the following four premises underlying SI: (a) The need to increase production; (b) Increase production must be met through higher yields because increasing the area of land in agriculture carries major environmental costs; (c) Food security requires as much attention to increasing environmental sustainability as to raising productivity; and (d) SI denotes a goal but does not specify a priori how it should be attained or which agricultural techniques to deploy.

KeywordsSustainable Intensification   Doc ID112651
OwnerMichel W.GroupDairy Nutrient
Created2021-07-26 09:22:10Updated2021-07-26 09:38:37
SitesDS 471 Food Production Systems and Sustainability, DS 472 Agriculture Sustainable Development, DS 473 Field Study Abroad, DS 825 Ruminant Nutrition Physiology, DS Dairy Nutrient Main
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