Sustainability of Agricultural Management Options Under a Systems Perspective

Gaio Cesare Pacini*, Jeroen C.J. Groot

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Sustainable development of agricultural landscapes has become a primary issue as reflected in many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Comparing alternative potential technologies and assessing relevant results in terms of their implementation on agroecosystems in specific environmental and social contexts is a complex matter. In this article, a conceptual model to evaluate sustainability of agroecosystems under a systems perspective is presented, which is based on dimensions and properties of agroecosystems. Examples of applications of the conceptual model are given that address sustainability assessment of agricultural technologies and agroecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046777
ISBN (Print)9780128047927
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017


  • Agricultural sustainability
  • Agroecosystems properties
  • Capacity
  • Coherence
  • Conceptual model
  • Connectedness
  • Diversity
  • Management options
  • Resilience
  • Stability
  • Systems perspective


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