RETHINKING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION FOR AFRICA
World-renowned agricultural ecologist, Gordon Conway, writes exclusively for Evidence on Demand on the topic of Sustainable Intensification
On a continent where over 200 million people suffer chronic hunger and 40% of children under the age of five are stunted, finding solutions to meeting Africa's food needs is both urgent and complex. One such solution is Sustainable Intensification. At first glance this term may seem to be an oxymoron, and indeed many consider it a ruse for industrial agriculture, in other words business-as-usual with token concessions to the environment.