Changing the future of food and farming

Research projects

The Role of Agroecology in Sustainable Intensification

Contract Period : 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2015

Main Funder : Scottish Natural Heritage

ORC Staff Contact : Nic Lampkin

Report on on the contribution that agro-ecological systems and strategies can make to sustainable intensification in the UK and European context.

Project Aims:

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 Role:

Project leader

Project leader and partners:

ORC project leaders
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Deliverables:

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.

Publications:

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

All sources of funding:

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), acting on behalf of the Land Use Policy Group (LUPG) of the UK