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Pro-IntensAfrica: Towards a long-term partnership to raise sustainable food and nutrion security in Africa

Project Leader
Wurzinger Maria, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
01.03.2015-31.03.2017
Programme:
Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges - Coordination & Support Action (CSA)
EU-Project Instruments
Coordination Action (CA)
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Wageningen UR, Netherlands.
Contact person: Jaap Uitdenbogaardt;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Staff
Probst Lorenz, Project Staff
Kral Rosana, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Development Research
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
New approaches will be required since sustainable intensification is not only about higher outputs, but also about prudent and efficient use of resources, eco-system services, social and economic impacts, induced technological dependency, limits of natural and energetic resources, etc., all at different scales of time and space. New exciting avenues are offered by agro-ecological approaches based on the understanding and mobilization of agroecological processes like the optimization of available water and nutrients and the control of pests with limited use of fertilizers, pesticides and energy. These avenues need to be analyzed and compared, with the appropriate tools and metrics, in order to evaluate their performance and resource use efficiency as well as their sustainability.
Keywords
Cultivation of land; Fishery; Animal production;
research strategy ; intensification strategies; sustainability;
Publications

Kral, R; Probst,L (2016): Sustainable intensification through certified organic agriculture in Uganda. Market opportunities & civil society as drivers of intensification.

Finanziert von: EU Horizon2020 under grant agreement No 652671, 47 FullText

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