|Statement||Susanta K. Ray.|
|Series||Studies in economic development and planning ;, no. 38|
|LC Classifications||S471.I32 U863 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 138 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||138|
|LC Control Number||85902905|
This book on agricultural development and sustainable intensification by Dr. Udaya Sekhar Nagothu is therefore a timely one. I hope it will be read and used widely." - M. S. Swaminathan, UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology and Founder Chairman, athan Research Foundation, IndiaBrand: Routledge. The intensification of agriculture has caused dramatic declines in farmland biodiversity (Carvalheiro et al., ; Senapathi et al., ). Since the s, agricultural policies have been developed in Europe to mitigate this loss through agri-environmental schemes (AES). Sustainable intensification (SI): is a recently developed concept that is understood in different ways by its critics and supporters. A common understanding is that it denotes the principle of increasing or maintaining the productivity of agriculture on existing farmland while at the same time, reducing its environmental impacts. intensification include a compulsion to work harder and more regularly, changing work habits and raising overall productivity; intensification facilitates the division of labor and the spread of urbanization, communication, and education, as well as population and urban growth which stimulates the further intensification of Size: KB.
Co-written by Jules Pretty, one of the pioneers of the concept and internationally known and respected authority on sustainable agriculture, this book sets out current thinking and debates around sustainable agriculture and by: Sustainable intensification (SI) has emerged in recent years as a powerful new conceptualisation of agricultural sustainability and has been widely adopted in policy circles and debates. It is defined as a process or system where yields are increased without adverse environmental impact and without the cultivation of more by: 1. Can science suggest new and improved approaches to reducing the conflict between productive land use and biodiversity conservation? There are many different viewpoints about the best way to deal with the myriad issues associated with land use intensification and this book canvasses a number of these from different parts of the tropical and temperate world. Sustainable intensification has recently been developed and adopted as a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It includes ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. This book describes different aspects of systems research in agriculture in its broadest sense, where the focus is.
Sustainable intensification of agriculture – Challenges and opportunities L. WIESE Dept. of Soil Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, , Western Cape, South Africa ([email protected]) Correlation between human population growth and agricultural intensification (increase. 3 History, Ethics, and Intensification in Agriculture 67 as an effective agent to protect soldiers and ci vilians against malaria-bearing mosquitoes, typhus-bearing lice, and other insect pests. This chapter defines agricultural intensification, its components, and ecosystem service delivery within row cropping systems. Particular attention is given to the homogenizing effects of intensive agriculture on vertical soil organic carbon distributions, soil structure, soil moisture and nutrient levels, and pesticide influences on ecosystem. Conservation Agriculture is a farming system that promotes minimum soil disturbance (i.e. no tillage), maintenance of a permanent soil cover, and diversification of plant species. It enhances biodiversity and natural biological processes above and below the ground surface, which contribute to increased water and nutrient use efficiency and to improved and sustained crop production.