Developing Indicators for Sustainable Intensification

Lead Institutions:Columbia University and Michigan State University
Award Amount: $325,928
Focus Countries: Ethiopia and Tanzania

 Ethiopia

Principal Researchers: Cheryl Palm (cpalm@ei.columbia.edu), Sieg Snapp (snapp@msu.edu), Philip Grabowski (grabow21@msu.edu), Mark Musumba (mmusumba@ei.columbia.edu)

 

Summary: The goal of this project is to develop and recommend indicators and metrics for the Sustainable Intensification (SI) of agriculture within a framework of domains using three scales: field level, farm or household level and landscape level. This project will evaluate SI indicators and metrics, assess robustness and sensitivity of indicators, conduct data gap analysis by various groups involved in the SI indicator work, refine the SI indicators and metrics for their usefulness and develop a further framework for understanding and optimizing SI trade-offs for presentation to stakeholders. The project will continue some of the work put forth by Africa RISING.