Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Systems

Can we sustainably intensify food production to meet the needs of a growing population with changing consumption patterns? In this lecture, author and scholar Jules Pretty, University of Essex, will analyze recent evidence of the impacts of sustainable iceland-foss-bw-web-240x240intensification in both developing and industrialized countries, and demonstrate how both yield and natural capital dividends can occur. He will provide observations on policies and incentives necessary for the wider adoption of sustainable intensification.

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Lectures Committee General Fund. Event co-sponsors include F.H. King Students for Sustainable AgricultureSlow Food UWAgroecology ProgramDepartment of AgronomyDepartment of Soil Science, and Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes.

The event, organized by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, is in conjunction with the Healthy Food Systems poster session at 2 p.m. with poster viewing and a reception following the lecture.

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