Crop-Livestock / Ethiopia / ILRI / Intensification / Research / Zimbabwe

Is Sustainable Intensification Possible? Evidence from Ethiopia

This paper explores the sustainable intensification possibilities facing smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. It examines the internal consistency of jointly achieving “sustainable” “intensification” by exploring the factors that lead to complementarity or tradeoffs in the outcomes. A cross-sectional
survey of farms was examined in multiple regions of Ethiopia’s Highlands. The results show that some farmers can achieve both sustainability and intensification, while many do not, or cannot achieve both at the same time.

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