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Being able to predict future growth with Tradeoff Analytics – “Trade-offs, by which we mean exchanges that occur as compromises, are ubiquitous when land is managed with multiple goals in mind. Trade-offs may become particularly acute when resources are constrained and when the goals of different stakeholders conflict (Giller et al. 2008).
In agriculture, trade-offs between output indicators may arise at all hierarchical levels,
- from the crop (such as grain vs. crop residue production),
- the animal (milk vs. meat production),
- the field (grain production vs. nitrate leaching and water quality),
- the farm (production of one crop vs. another),
- to the landscape and above (agricultural production vs. land for nature).
An individual farmer may face trade-offs between maximizing production in the short term and ensuring sustainable production in the long term. Within landscapes, trade-offs may arise between different individuals for competing uses of land…
Understanding the system dynamics that produce and change the nature of the trade-offs is central to achieving a sustainable and food secure future.” –Measurement Methods for environment–productivity trade-off analysis in agricultural systems
M.T. van Wijk3, h.J. Klapwijk1,2*, Todd S. Rosenstock4, Piet J.A. van Asten2, Philip K. Thornton5 and Ken E. Giller1