A wolf in sheep’s clothing?: an analysis of the ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture

This report examines what governments and international donor organizations mean when they refer to the so-called sustainable intensification of agriculture, and whether it represents a change in direction for agriculture. There is growing evidence of the global harm being caused by intensive, high input agricultural production, globalised trade in industrial food and over consumption of food in some populations. Agriculture (including fishing) is the single largest cause of global biodiversity loss. Nitrogen pollution from agriculture is now four times greater than the ability of planetary ecosystems to absorb it.