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Online database on Sustainable Intensification in African agriculture.

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.

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03 Sep 2015
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