SUBMISSION TO THE SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE (SBSTA 44), 2016

Agriculture for Impact responds to the SBSTA 44 call for evidence: “Identification and assessment of agricultural practices and technologies┬áto enhance productivity in a sustainable manner, food security and resilience, considering the differences in agro-ecological zones and farming systems, such as different grassland and cropland practices and systems.”

Agriculture and smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to climate change, considering that erratic rainfall, shorter growing seasons and prolonged droughts are already having a significant impact in some parts of the world.

Sustainable Intensification (SI) integrates innovations and practices from the fields of ecology, genetics, and socio-economics to build environmentally sustainable, equitable, productive and resilient ecosystems that improve the well-being of farms, farmers and families. In this submission, Agriculture for Impact present evidence and case studies for SI which show that SI offers a practical pathway towards the goal of producing more food whilst ensuring the natural resource base on which agriculture depends is sustained and improved for future generations.

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