CONCEPTUALISING FIELDS OF ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION – A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE AND APPLICATION TO REGIONAL CASE STUDIES

Given the challenges of food security and environmental degradation, sustainable intensification (SI) that combines food production and environmental goals has received growing attention. This study traces the heterogeneous debate in a systematic literature review covering 20 years. To enhance structured, action-oriented understanding, we propose a conceptual framework that anchors the portfolio of SI practices in four fields of action covering farm to landscape level and land-use to organisational optimisation. Applying the framework in four European case studies demonstrates that future research and context-specific implementation must focus on the decision-making rationales of agents, coordinated action and coupling of locally-adapted practices.


Issue Date:
Aug 15 2017
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
3




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