Sustainable intensification in agricultural systems.

@article{Pretty2014SustainableII,
  title={Sustainable intensification in agricultural systems.},
  author={Jules N. Pretty and Zareen Pervez Bharucha},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 8},
  pages={1571-96}
}
BACKGROUND Agricultural systems are amended ecosystems with a variety of properties. Modern agroecosystems have tended towards high through-flow systems, with energy supplied by fossil fuels directed out of the system (either deliberately for harvests or accidentally through side effects). In the coming decades, resource constraints over water, soil, biodiversity and land will affect agricultural systems. Sustainable agroecosystems are those tending to have a positive impact on natural, social… CONTINUE READING

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