Food security and sustainable intensification

Godfray, H.C.J. and Garnett, T. (2014) Food security and sustainable intensification. Philosophical Transactions B, 369 (1639). pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The coming decades are likely to see increasing pressures on the global food system, both on the demand side from increasing population and per capita consumption, and on the supply side from greater competition for inputs and from climate change. This paper argues that the magnitude of the challenge is such that action is needed throughout the food system, on moderating demand, reducing waste, improving governance and producing more food. It discusses in detail the last component, arguing that more food should be produced using sustainable intensification (SI) strategies, and explores the rationale behind, and meaning of, this term. It also investigates how SI may interact with other food policy agendas, in particular, land use and biodiversity, animal welfare and human nutrition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food security, sustainable intensification, biodiversity, animal welfare, nutrition
Author Affiliation: Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Subjects: Social Sciences
Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Social Sciences > Postharvest Management > Food Technology

Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 04:44
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2014 04:44
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2012.0273
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/12708

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