Special Issue "Agro-Ecological Intensification"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2019) | Viewed by 129
New agricultural models are needed to enable intensification of production without increasing the environmental footprint of agriculture. Achieving more with the same—or better yet, more with less—will require enhancing the critical ecosystem functions that maintain agricultural productivity, especially in light of our changing climate. Agroecological intensification strategies aim to integrate ecological principles into management of agricultural systems to improve productivity, efficiency, and farmers' livelihoods. I am pleased to invite colleagues to submit contributions that assess how agroecological intensification strategies impact performance of high- and low-input farmed landscapes and the linkages with provision of ecosystem services. Studies and analyses of the impacts of agroecological intensification on stability of production system are particularly welcomed to promote adoption of management practices which build resilience and improve our understanding of system trajectories for the future.
Dr. Amélie C.M. Gaudin
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- Ecological intensification
- Crop rotations
- Cover crops
- Organic amendments
- Reduced tillage