Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification

Vang Rasmussen, Laura, Coolsaet, Brendan, Martin, Adrian, Mertz, Ole, Pascual, Unai, Corbera, Esteve, Dawson, Neil, Fisher, Janet A, Franks, Phil and Ryan, Casey M. (2018) Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification. Nature Sustainability, 1. pp. 275-282.

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Abstract

Land-use intensification in agrarian landscapes is seen as a key strategy to simultaneously feed humanity and use ecosystems sustainably, but the conditions that support positive social-ecological outcomes remain poorly documented. We address this knowledge gap by synthesizing research that analyses how agricultural intensification affects both ecosystem services and human well-being in low- and middle-income countries. Overall, we find that agricultural intensification is rarely found to lead to simultaneous positive ecosystem service and well-being outcomes. This is particularly the case when ecosystem services other than food provisioning are taken into consideration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publisher correction available at dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0104-2
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 00:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67556
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0070-8

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