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dc.contributor.authorDicks LVen
dc.contributor.authorRose DCen
dc.contributor.authorAng Fen
dc.contributor.authorAston Sen
dc.contributor.authorBirch ANEen
dc.contributor.authorBoatman Nen
dc.contributor.authorBowles ELen
dc.contributor.authorChadwick Den
dc.contributor.authorDinsdale Aen
dc.contributor.authorDurham Sen
dc.contributor.authorElliott Jen
dc.contributor.authorFirbank Len
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys Sen
dc.contributor.authorJarvis Pen
dc.contributor.authorJones Den
dc.contributor.authorKindred Den
dc.contributor.authorKnight SMen
dc.contributor.authorLee MRFen
dc.contributor.authorLeifert Cen
dc.contributor.authorLobley Men
dc.contributor.authorMatthews Ken
dc.contributor.authorMidmer Aen
dc.contributor.authorMoore Men
dc.contributor.authorMorris Cen
dc.contributor.authorMortimer Sen
dc.contributor.authorMurray TCen
dc.contributor.authorNorman Ken
dc.contributor.authorRamsden Sen
dc.contributor.authorRoberts DJen
dc.contributor.authorSmith LGen
dc.contributor.authorSoffe Ren
dc.contributor.authorStoate Cen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor Ben
dc.contributor.authorTinker Den
dc.contributor.authorTopliff Men
dc.contributor.authorWallace Jen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams Pen
dc.contributor.authorWilson Pen
dc.contributor.authorWinter Men
dc.contributor.authorSutherland WJen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T09:58:09Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T09:58:09Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.148
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11548
dc.description.abstractSustainable intensification is a process by which agricultural productivity is enhanced whilst also creating environmental and social benefits. We aimed to identify practices likely to deliver sustainable intensification, currently available for UK farms but not yet widely adopted. We compiled a list of 18 farm management practices with the greatest potential to deliver sustainable intensification in the UK, following a well‐developed stepwise methodology for identifying priority solutions, using a group decision‐making technique with key agricultural experts. The list of priority management practices can provide the focal point of efforts to achieve sustainable intensification of agriculture, as the UK develops post‐Brexit agricultural policy, and pursues the second Sustainable Development Goal, which aims to end hunger and promote sustainable agriculture. The practices largely reflect a technological, production‐focused view of sustainable intensification, including for example, precision farming and animal health diagnostics, with less emphasis on the social and environmental aspects of sustainability. However, they do reflect an integrated approach to farming, covering many different aspects, from business organization and planning, to soil and crop management, to landscape and nature conservation. For a subset of 10 of the priority practices, we gathered data on the level of existing uptake in English and Welsh farms through a stratified survey in seven focal regions. We find substantial existing uptake of most of the priority practices, indicating that UK farming is an innovative sector. The data identify two specific practices for which uptake is relatively low, but which some UK farmers find appealing and would consider adopting. These practices are: prediction of pest and disease outbreaks, especially for livestock farms; staff training on environmental issues, especially on arable farms.en
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dc.rights© 2018 The Authors. Food and Energy Security published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. and the Association of Applied Biologists. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.titleWhat agricultural practices are most likely to deliver "sustainable intensification" in the UK?en
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-08-25
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-07-30
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