Sustainable Crop Production Intensification

The need to feed a growing population is a constant pressure on crop production, as is coping with an increasingly degraded environment and uncertainties resulting from climate change - and the need to adapt farming systems to these. Sustainable crop production intensification provides opportunities for optimizing crop production per unit area, taking into consideration the range of sustainability aspects including potential and/or real social, political, economic and environmental impacts.

Recent trends would indicate that the incorporation of scientific principles of ecosystem management into farming practices can enhance crop production (yield). With a particular focus on environmental sustainability through an ecosystem approach, sustainable crop production intensification aims to maximize options for crop production intensification through the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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              Final report of the Agroecology Symposium

              World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2018

              Pollinator Safety in Agriculture

              Perennial crops for food security

              The rise of resilience

              Evidence-based climate change adaptation

              Efficient Management for sustainable intensification of rice-based farming systems

              Trees Outside Forest in Asian Rice Production Landscapes

              Policy and Legal Frameworks to Support Effective ecosystem Control of Insect Pests in Asian Rice Production System

              The Multiple Goods and Services of Asian Rice Production Services

              Aquaculture and Fisheries in Rice-Based Ecosystems

              Guidance on weed issues and assessment of noxious weeds


              Mountain Farming is Family Farming

              Supporting Communities in Building Resilience through Agro Pastoral Field Schools

              Agricultural mechanization in Sub Saharan Africa: guidelines for a strategy

              Mechanization for Rural Development: a Review of Patterns and Progress from Around the World

              Aspects Determining the Risk of Pesticides to Wild Bees



                SmartSOIL Newsletter 2013



              Living with the Trees of Life: Towards the Transformation of Tropical Agriculture

              Book reviews:

              Making the Case for Family Farming

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