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Proceedings of a Workshop on "Low-input intensification of agriculture" [30.11.2011]

Low-input intensification of agriculture

The KIT project "Potentials of low-input intensification in developing countries", jointly carried out by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS, Campus North) and the Institute for Geography and Geoecology (IfGG, Campus South), is focused on smallholders who represent the vast majority of farmers in developing countries. The project started from the hypothesis that – with the focus on small-scale farmers – agricultural production systems like Conservation Agriculture, System of Rice Intensification, Organic Farming and Agroforestry Systems are candidates for higher food production and sustainable land utilisation in developing countries. In this context, the workshop on December 8, 2010 in Karlsruhe aimed to discuss the potentials of low-input intensification and to identify adequate problem-oriented research approaches. The contributions of the workshop are documented in the proceedings.

The workshop proceedings are available online as KIT Scientific Report No. 7584 at http://uvka.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/shop/download/1000022529