Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification : Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change, Hardback Book

Agricultural Development and Sustainable Intensification : Technology and Policy Challenges in the Face of Climate Change Hardback

Edited by Udaya Sekhar (Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research, As, Nagothu

Part of the Earthscan Food and Agriculture series


Sustainable Intensification (SI) has recently emerged as a key concept for agricultural development, recognising that yields must increase to feed a growing world population, but it must be achieved without damage to the environment, on finite land resources and while preserving social and natural capital.

It also recognises that all initiatives must cope with the challenges of climate change to agricultural production, food security and livelihoods.

This multidisciplinary book presents state-of-the-art reviews of current SI approaches to promote major food crops, challenges and advances made in technology, and the institutional and policy measures necessary to overcome the constraints faced by smallholder farmers.

Adressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 2, the various chapters based on evidence and experiences of reputed researchers show how these innovations, if properly nurtured and implemented, can make a difference to food and nutrition security outcomes.

Case studies from around the world are included, with a particular emphasis on Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The focus is not only on scientific aspects such as climate-smart agriculture, agroecology and improving input use efficiency and management, but also on institutional and policy challenges that must be met to increase the net societal benefits of sustainable agricultural intensification.

The book is aimed at advanced students and researchers in sustainable agriculture and policy, development practitioners, policy makers and non-governmental and farmer organisations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 306 pages, 20 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Halftones, black and white; 25 Tables, black and wh
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9781138300590



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