• Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Published in
    Environmental science…
    2006
  • DOI:10.1021/es051670d

Resource-conserving agriculture increases yields in developing countries.

@article{Pretty2006ResourceconservingAI,
  title={Resource-conserving agriculture increases yields in developing countries.},
  author={Jules Pretty and Andrew D. Noble and Deborah A. Bossio and John Dixon and Rachel Hine and F W T Penning De Vries and J. Morison},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          1114-9
        }
}
Despite great recent progress, hunger and poverty remain widespread and agriculturally driven environmental damage is widely prevalent. The idea of agricultural sustainability centers on the need to develop technologies and practices that do not have adverse effects on environmental goods and services, and that lead to improvements in food productivity. Here we show the extent to which 286 recent interventions in 57 poor countries covering 37 M ha (3% of the cultivated area in developing… CONTINUE READING

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