Emergy signature as a basis for sustainability valuation of agro-ecosystems
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- Emergy signature as a basis for sustainability valuation of agro-ecosystems
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the outflows of emergy within the boundaries of the production systems and calculating the emergy indices. The results reveal that the innovative agroecosystems, exemplified by CFE, are less resources demanding and amenable to local environments and helps conserve the ecosystem services in terms of sustainable supply of soil nutrients, moisture and biomass production. The study proposes a need for balance of intensive agriculture to produce enough food and CFE-like systems to maintain the ecosystem services required
for the continued provision of food, fodder and energy needs of the growing world population.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Ecosystem Services Partnership: Ecosystem Service; Integrating Science and Practice - Wageningen , Netherlands|
Duration: 4 Oct 2011 → 7 Oct 2011
Conference number: 3
|Conference||Ecosystem Services Partnership|
|Period||04/10/2011 → 07/10/2011|
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