Sustainable agricultural intensification and measuring the immeasurable

Do we have a choice?

Authored by: Philip Grabowski , Mark Musumba , Cheryl Palm , Sieglinde Snapp

Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138674769
eBook ISBN: 9781315561103
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315561103-29

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Abstract

Sustainable agricultural intensification (SAI) aims to balance the demand for increased yields with a range of social, economic and environmental goals for agriculture. We outline a framework for selecting and assessing indicators across five domains of SAI (productivity, economic, environmental, human condition and social). We summarize several important challenges that make it difficult to implement a system of indicators for sustainable agricultural intensification.

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