• Posted on September 29th, 2011

    Written by

    Amir Kassam

    Position: Professor
    Work Address: 88 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealong, London W5 4HA
    Phone: +44 2089933426
    Research Activities: Principles of ecological sustainability in agricultural land use; Sustainable prodution systems and sustainable production intensification; linking productivity with ecosystem services; Conservation Agriculture; System of Rice Intensification; Food security and climate change; the role of agrobiodiversity in sustainability; integrated crop-livestock systems; policy and institutional support for land stewardship and ecosystem services; water and irrigation science.

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    Key Publications:

    • Agricultural Ecology of the Savannas: A Study of West Africa (1978)
    • Agroecological Zones Reports for Africa, West Asia, Southeast Asia, and South and Central America (1978-81)
    • Yield Response to Water (1979); Population Supporting Capacity of Lands in the Developing World (1981)
    • Land Resource Appraisal for National Development Planning in Mozambique (1982), Bangladesh (1986) and Kenya (1990)
    • Zoning of Tanzania for National Agriculture Research (1989); Challenges to Biophysical and Human Resource Base (1994)
    • Regional Approach to Research for the CGIAR and its Partners (2001); Water and the CGIAR: A Strategic Framework (2002)
    • Social Science Research in the CGIAR (2002)
    • A Review of Agricultural research issues raised by the system of rice intensification (SRI) from Madagascar: Opportunities for improving farming systems for Resource Poor Farmers (2002)
    • Research Towards Integrated Natural Resources Management (2003)
    • Enhancing and Guarding the Relevance and Quality of Science (2004)
    • Natural Resources Management Research in the CGIAR (2004)
    • The SRI Controversy (2005)
    • International Public Goods Generated through INRM Research (2006)
    • Researching the Culture in Agri-Culture: Social Research for International Development (2006)
    • Water Productivity: Science and Practice (2007)
    • Harnessing the Agricultural Productivity of the Moist Savannas through the Dissemination of Proven Technologies and Good Agriculture Practices: Going to Scale in Burkina Faso (2007)
    • Assessing the Vulnerability of Food Crop Systems in Africa to Climate Change (2007)
    • Good Agricultural Practices: Opportunities for the ACP Group of Countries (2008)
    • Trade Opportunity Scan for ACP Group of Countries (2008); Rethinking Agriculture (2008)
    • A Critical Assessment of a Desk Study Comparing Crop Production Systems: The Example of the ‘System of Rice Intensification’ versus ‘Best Management Practice’ (2008)
    • Conservation Agriculture: Looking Beneath the Surface (2008); Underpinning Conservation Agriculture’s Benefits: The Roots of Soil Health and Function (2008)
    • Conservation Agriculture: Justification, Sustainability and Uptake (2009)
    • System of Rice Intensification (2009)
    • Sustainability of Farming in Europe (2009)
    • The Challenge of Sustainability for Asia and Europe (2010)
    • Conservation Agriculture in the 21st Century (2010)
    • SRI as a Methodology for Raising Productivity (2011)
    • Review of SRI Modifications in Rice Crop and Water Management and Research Issues for Making Further Improvements in Agricultural and Water Productivity (2011)
    • Save and Grow (2011)
    • Feeding the World: Critical Challenges and Opportunities (2011)
    • Production Systems for Sustainable Intensification (2011)
    • Harnessing Ecosystem Services with Conservation Agriculture (2011)
    • Mainstreaming Conservation Agriculture: Policy & Institutional Support (2011)
    • Soil Organic Carbon: A Review (2011)

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