Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: Premises and Policies
- Department for International Development
- 1 January 2013
- Document Type:
- Journal Article
- Food and Nutrition
- Balmford, A., Smith, P., Herrero, M., Thornton, P.K., Toulmin, C. Godfray, H.C.J., Vermeulen, S.J., Garnett, T., Benton, T.G., Appleby, M.C., Bateman, I.J., Bloomer, P., Burlingame, B., Dawkins, M., Dolan, L., Fraser, D., and Hoffmann, I.
Food security is high on the global policy agenda. Demand for food is increasing as populations grow and gain wealth to purchase more varied and resource-intensive diets. There is increased competition for land, water, energy, and other inputs into food production. Climate change poses challenges to agriculture, particularly in developing countries, and many current farming practices damage the environment and are a major source of greenhouse gases (GHG). In an increasingly globalized world, food insecurity in one region can have widespread political and economic ramifications.
Garnett, T.; Appleby, M.C.; Balmford, A.; Bateman, I.J.; Benton, T.G.; Bloomer, P.; Burlingame, B.; Dawkins, M.; Dolan, L.; Fraser, D.; Herrero, M.; Hoffmann, I.; Smith, P.; Thornton, P.K.; Toulmin, C.; Vermeulen, S.J.; Godfray, H.C.J. Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: Premises and Policies. Science (2013) 341 (6141) 33-34. [DOI: 10.1126/science.1234485]
Published: 1 January 2013
Document Type: Journal Article
Theme: Food and Nutrition
Authors: Balmford, A. Smith, P. Herrero, M. Thornton, P.K. Toulmin, C. Godfray, H.C.J. Vermeulen, S.J. Garnett, T. Benton, T.G. Appleby, M.C. Bateman, I.J. Bloomer, P. Burlingame, B. Dawkins, M. Dolan, L. Fraser, D. Hoffmann, I.