Agriculture for Impact has just released an online database on Sustainable Intensification in African agriculture. The database explores innovations and practices from the fields of ecology, genetics and socio-economics to build environmentally sustainable, equitable, productive and resilient ecosystems that improve the well-being of farms, farmers and families.
The database explores Sustainable Intensification through three mutually reinforcing pillars – Ecological Intensification, Genetic Intensification and Socio-Economic Intensification – as first defined by the Montpellier Panel reports: “Sustainable Intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture” and “Innovation for Sustainable Intensification in Africa.”
Each pillar is broken into three approaches, with 27 sub-sections, 81 accompanying case studies and additional resources to illustrate the pros and cons of each method. The explanations and case studies are intended to serve as a resource for donors, practitioners and policy-makers alike, offering insights on defining sustainable intensification, innovating within the field and facilitating open sharing of knowledge on these subjects.
Take a look at the database here and for more resources see our research library keyword category on Sustainable Intensification . You might also be interested in the top level category on Theory, methods and tools.