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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 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.

Discussion question :
Do you have any concrete examples of successful or promising innovative practices and technologies in use for sustainably intensifying horticulture crop-based production systems (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers)

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We look forward to a lively and stimulating discussion. Thank you in advance for your contribution!

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

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