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Does labour invested in sustainable intensification practices give sufficient yield returns?

Dahlin, Sigrun and Rusinamhodzi, Leonard (2018). Does labour invested in sustainable intensification practices give sufficient yield returns? Uppsala.

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The increasing demands for nutritious food, feed, fibre and fuel of a growing world population with changing consumption patterns cannot be satisfied through increasing the arable land area. Sustainable intensification of crop production is needed, as in producing more without environmental harm but with positive effects on natural resources, profits and social capital. However, smallholder farming systems in e.g. sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face many barriers to increased crop productivity, one being labour shortages during key periods that strongly influence yields. For example, insufficient labour often leads to late planting and a mismatch with the growing season, and to poor weed control leading to high competition for nutrients, water and light and thus to low yields.

Authors/Creators:Dahlin, Sigrun and Rusinamhodzi, Leonard
Title:Does labour invested in sustainable intensification practices give sufficient yield returns?
Year of publishing :2018
Page range:1-4
Number of Pages:4
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:AgriFoSe2030
Language:English
Publication Type:Other
Article category:Popular
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:sustainable intensification, crop production
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-102730
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-102730
ID Code:16515
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
(S) > Dept. of Soil and Environment
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Deposited On:04 Feb 2020 10:40
Metadata Last Modified:05 Aug 2020 16:00

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