Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

250 Symposium--Beyond Indicators and Tradeoffs: Translating Sustainable Intensification Assessments into Action

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Sustainable intensification is a complex concept. It is usually measured by comparing and contrasting a farming system’s performance among a number of productivity, environmental, and social sustainability indicators. These sometimes contrasting indicators are frequently integrated using ’spider’ or ‘radar’ charts to illustrate the trade-offs in farming systems, though many argue that new methods are urgently needed to move beyond trade-offs to provide actionable recommendations to improve farming systems sustainability. This symposium will highlight the advantages and disadvantages in these approaches, while highlighting methods and approaches translate sustainable intensification assessments into action.

Approved for SSp 2.0 CEUs


Sustainable Intensification Community

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 8 and 9

Timothy J. Krupnik
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Operationalizing Trade-Offs and Synergies in the Design of Alternative Farming Systems.
Santiago Lopez Ridaura, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
2:35 PM
2:50 PM
Critical Issues in the Development of Sustainable Intensification Indicators.
Niamh Mahon, Nottingham Trent University; Ian Crute, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board; Eunice Simmons, Nottingham Trent University; Md. Mofakkarul Islam, Nottingham Trent University
3:10 PM
Sustainable Intensification Indicators: How Can They be Used for Action?.
Cheryl A. Palm, University of Florida; Mark Musumba, University of Florida; Sieglinde S. Snapp, Michigan State University; Philip Grabowski, Michigan State University
3:30 PM