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sustainable intensification

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A process or system where agricultural yields are increased without adverse environmental impact and without the conversion of additional non- agricultural land.

Land degradation and restoration assessment, Pollination assessment

The goal of sustainable intensification is to increase food production from existing farmland while minimizing pressure on the environment. It is a response to the challenges of increasing demand for food from a growing global population, in a world where land, water, energy and other inputs are in short supply, overexploited and used unsustainably.