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Welcome to the online discussion forum on sustainable crop production intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers.)

How can we produce more with less?

With this discussion forum, FAO aims to bring together experts of all levels from scientists who study the potential of sustainable crop production, to the practitioners who apply sustainable horticultural practices - to exchange their experiences, new findings and challenges faced. FAO recently launched three “Save and Grow” guidebooks accessible at http://www.fao.org/ag/save-and-grow/. These guides illustrate how the adoption of innovative and ecosystem-based approaches can contribute to the sustainable intensification of agricultural production

Future generations will rely more and more on resilient food supply systems because of known challenges such as a growing world population, urbanization, land degradation, and climate change. We need to find ways to produce more from the same area of land while conserving natural resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services.

Main discussion question:
Do you have any concrete examples or case studies of successful or promising innovative practices and technologies in use for sustainably intensifying horticulture crop-based systems at farm level.

Once registered,you have access to all the contributions already received and you can participate in the discussions by sending an email to:
SCPI-Hortcrops@dgroups.org.

Looking forward to your contributions!

ps.If you have difficulties or questions, please contact the forum moderators at
admin.SCPI-Hortcrops@dgroups.org

Forum Moderators

Innocent Chamisa, Marjon Fredrix and Makiko Taguchi
Rural and Urban Crop and Mechanization Systems Team
FAO Plant Production and Protection Division.

Cover photo ©FAO/Alessia Pierdomenico