Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

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Division: ASA Section: Environmental Quality

Title: Launch of the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework

Organizers: Zach P. Stewart and Vara Prasad
Moderator: Vara Prasad
Lead Community Sponsor: Sustainable Intensification Community
Cosponsor: ASA Section: Global Agronomy
Community Cosponsor: Agronomy in Africa Community
Format: Oral Topical Session
Keywords: Environmental Sustainability, Food Security, Nutrition Security and Productivity

Session Description: The Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework provides a set of indicators organized into five domains commonly considered as critical for sustainability, namely productivity, economic, environment, human condition and social domains. The primary purpose of the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework is to strengthen researchers’ ability to holistically assess the performance of an innovation in terms of the direct and indirect consequences in each domain. The indicators listed address smallholder farming contexts where agricultural production is closely linked with development goals such as alleviating poverty, avoiding land degradation, increasing food security and nutrition security, and supporting women’s empowerment.