The Role of Agroecology in Sustainable Intensification
Contract period:1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015
Main funder:Scottish Natural Heritage
Contact staff at ORC:Prof. Nic Lampkin
Other staff involved:Bruce Pearce, Henry Creissen, Catherine Gerrard, Robbie Girling, susanne Padel, Jo Smith, Laurence Smith, Anja Vieweger, Martin Wolfe
The aim of the project is to provide a briefing paper for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), acting on behalf of the Land Use Policy Group (LUPG) of the UK environmental, conservation and countryside agencies, on the contribution that agro-ecological systems and strategies can make to sustainable intensification in the UK and European context.
Specific objectives include:
- Describe what agro-ecological systems and strategies exist in both a UK and a European context;
- Explore the relationships between the sustainable intensification and agro-ecological concepts.
ORC's roleProject leader
Project leader and partnersORC project leaders
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Lampkin, N.H., Pearce, B.D., Leake, A.R., Creissen, H., Gerrard, C.L., Girling, R., Lloyd, S., Padel, S., Smith, J., Smith, L.G., Vieweger, A., Wolfe, M.S., 2015. The role of agroecology in sustainable intensification. Report for the Land Use Policy Group. Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm and Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Pearce BD, Lampkin NH, Leake A, Padel S (2017) The role of agroecology in sustainable intensification Aspects of Applied Biology 136, Sustainable Intensification, pp. 53-62
ORC has produced a four-page summary document: The Role of Agroecology in Sustainable Intensification published in ORC Bulletin 119.
See also Press Release
Link to report on Scottish Natural Heritage website