Building capacity to investigate the potential role of sustainable agricultural intensification in agro-ecological systems

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Award: RES-224-25-0095
PI: Noel Russell, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Dates: 30/09/2004 - 30/07/2005
The global agro-ecosystem must deliver increasing levels of food production from a non-expanding stock of land, water and other natural resources. To achieve this without degrading or destroying the bio-ecological foundations on which agricultural productivity depends, sustainable intensification may be a solution. What are the ecological implications of sustainable intensification and the ecological mechanisms needed to support it? Which alternative economic incentive structures could support sustainable intensification?
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