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Sustainability of agricultural management options under a systems perspective

Pacini, G. C. and Groot, J. (2017) Sustainability of agricultural management options under a systems perspective. In: Abraham, M.A. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, Amsterdam, chapter 272, pp. 191-200.

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Summary

Sustainable development of agricultural landscapes has become a primary issue as reflected in many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Comparing alternative potential technologies and assessing relevant results in terms of their implementation on agroecosystems in specific environmental and social contexts is a complex matter. In this article, a conceptual model to evaluate sustainability of agroecosystems under a systems perspective is presented, which is based on dimensions and properties of agroecosystems. Examples of applications of the conceptual model are given that address sustainability assessment of agricultural technologies and agroecosystems.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Agricultural sustainability, Agroecosystems properties, Capacity, Coherence, Conceptual model, Connectedness, Diversity, Management options, Resilience, Stability, Systems perspective
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Crop husbandry
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > FertilCrop
Italy > Univ. Firenze
ISBN:9780128046777
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31304
Deposited On:16 Mar 2017 11:14
Last Modified:11 Sep 2017 07:50
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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