Production systems for sustainable intensification: Integrating productivity with ecosystem services

dc.contributor.authorKassam, Amir H.en
dc.contributor.authorFriedrich, Theodoren
dc.contributor.authorShaxson, F.en
dc.contributor.authorReeves, T.en
dc.contributor.authorPretty, Julesen
dc.contributor.authorMoraes Sá, J. C.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:29:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:29:43Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractMost agriculture is conducted through an ‘interventionist approach’ in which the application of synthetic mineral fertilizers for plant health and technological developments (such as weed and pest control with agrochemicals, soil tilling, etc.). However, “Conservation Agriculture,” an ecosystem approach to farming characterized by fertile soils, is becoming more common. This Conservation Agriculture approach is sustainable through both its ecological impacts and its capacity to produce food and raw materials economically. The article calls for formation of knowledge-diffusion, technologies, policies, research, funding and institutional arrangements that promote the spread and development of Conservation Agriculture.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier5892en
dc.identifier.citationTECHNIKFOLGENABSCHÄTZUNG – Theorie und Praxis 2 (20): 38-45en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/70018en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherHerausgeber: Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)en
dc.relation.urihttp://www.itas.fzk.de/tatup/112/kaua11a.htmen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 by Karlsruher Institut für Technologieen
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dc.subjectInterventionist approachen
dc.subjectSynthetic fertilizersen
dc.subjectTechnological developmentsen
dc.subjectEcosystems approachen
dc.subjectConservation agricultureen
dc.subjectFertile soilen
dc.subjectFood productionen
dc.subjectRaw material productionen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectKnowledge-diffusionen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.subjectPoliciesen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectFundingen
dc.subjectInstitutional arrangementsen
dc.titleProduction systems for sustainable intensification: Integrating productivity with ecosystem servicesen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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