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agricultural intensification

Definition Source References

An increase in agricultural production per unit of inputs (which may be labour, land, time, fertilizer, seed, feed or cash).

Global assessment (1st work programme), Americas assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment, Land degradation and restoration assessment, Asia-Pacific assessment, Global assessment (1st work programme) FAO, 2004. The ethics of sustainable agricultural intensification.

The process by which land becomes increasingly used for agricultural production. Agricultural intensification can apply to high-input (machinery, fuel, chemicals) farming as well as to lower- input traditional to organic practices.

Pollination assessment

The process of increasing the use of capital, labor, and inputs (e.g. fertilizers, pesticides, machinery) relative to land area, to increase agriculture productivity.

Sustainable use assessment EUROSTAT, 2018