Author: DJB Howlett

The scale for managing production vs the scale required for ecosystem service production

DJB Howlett,
EDG Fraser,
AJ Dougill,
Tim G. Benton
Summary The world is facing unprecedented long term pressures on agricultural landscapes. It will be necessary to increase food production to meet demand but this must be undertaken sustainably, with a minimum of environmental and social impacts. "Sustainable" farming is often equated with less intensive approaches such as organic farming practices that are generally more extensive than industrial farming. Such extensive farming methods are often beneficial to the local …