Criteria and indicators for developing a framework for assessment of sustainability of agricultural/farming systems with focus on rainfed agriculture
Kumar Shalander. (18/6/2019). Criteria and indicators for developing a framework for assessment of sustainability of agricultural/farming systems with focus on rainfed agriculture.
Currently the vulnerability to climate change and price variability in a context with water scarcity/low average rainfalls and degraded soils are key concerns. Resolution of natural resource challenges will demand new and creative approaches by stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, skills and priorities. Capabilities for working together at multiple scales and across different social and physical environments must be developed. Considering risk and sustainability together is part and parcel as sustainability, in strategic terms it is about realizing resilience. Relevant questions discussed in this presentation include (1) What sustainability goals are targeted?, (2) How are they ranked, aggregated or compared in terms of trade-offs?, (3) What are the missing indicators?, (4) What are the boundaries of the system assess between the farming system and the household?