Agricultural Economics Society one-day conference
“Sustainable intensification – achieving the right balance between UK food production and environmental impacts”
The UK is seeking to play its part in meeting the global challenge of increasing food demand whilst at the same time improving environmental performance. This conference will explore the concept of sustainable intensification - increasing UK agricultural production in ways that protect the environment, and consider mechanisms for identifying and achieving this objective.
Presentations will include analysis of the economic and environmental performance at the farm level and the modelling of the interaction between production and environmental impacts (through the Farmscoper model and the development of a sustainable intensification research platform) to support policy development and delivery, as well as research commissioned by Natural England and undertaken in 2012 exploring the links between improving agricultural productivity, protecting the environment and delivering ecosystem services.
Recognising the importance of the valuation of ecosystem services in achieving the balance between food production and environmental impact the conference will provide an update on plans for the National Ecosystem Assessment follow on project and the setting up of the Natural Capital Committee. In this context, developing markets for ecosystem services will also be covered.
This conference will be held on 13 December 2012 10:00am to 16:00pm at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ.
A Registration form is attached, a Conference Agenda will be published shortly.
Alternatively to book by phone or for questions and further details please contact :
Paul Crisp, Defra, Area 1B, Nobel House,
17 Smith Square , London, SW1P 3JR
Tel : 0207 238 3288