Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification

Vang Rasmussen, Laura, Coolsaet, Brendan, Martin, Adrian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2916-7712, 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 15 - life on land ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_on_land
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 09:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 03:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67556
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0070-8

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