1572: Sustainable intensification
This paper is taken from a “Sustainable intensification in agriculture - navigating a course through competing food system priorities”, a report on a workshop funded by the Government Office for Science and run by the Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. The report was written by Tara Garnett (FCRN) and Charles Godfray
Year of Publication2012
Sustainable intensification is an evolving concept. Intensification, by reducing pressure on land and other resources, underpins sustainability. Sustainable food security requires reduced population growth and consumption, better governance and less waste. Also more food needs to be produced with less impact on the environment. Sustainability needs to include impacts on other regions and future generations. There needs to be more research especially about how complex systems interact and about what mix of policies would be most effective in practice. There is a need to recognise better that human technical and societal innovations and the environment influence one another, and to understand these interactions further.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Managing land for environmental benefit
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > Economic development
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wastes management & pollution control
- Subject Collection > Business > Farm management
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > UK rural policy
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