The imperative to intensify global food and fibre production hangs in the delicate balance between what is needed and what is possible when risks and trade-offs are considered. Significant effort has been invested into identifying productivity gaps, though surprisingly, little progress has been made on how to manage the multiple risks e.g. climate, production, market; and trade-offs e.g. economic – environmental – social objectives, associated with bridging them.
This workshop brings together a multidisciplinary group of National and International experts to answer: What is the likely nature of those risks and trade-offs?; How are they expected to modulate potential productivity gains in cropping and mixed cropping and grazing systems?; Can we develop more productive and less risky farming systems by design?; What available and new tools are required to quantify and communicate relevant and actionable information across a range of decision makers?; What barriers will we have to overcome to significantly scale out adoption?