Enhancing Agricultural Resilience: A Review of the System of Crop Intensification

Pallavi Mehra, Dhanpreet Kaur and Arshdeep Singh


Modern agricultural technology predominantly related to the green revolution has made farmers access enough machinery and bought inputs to foster ever big areas by counting on improved varieties, more capital investment, and agrochemicals. All these production strategies have been linked to increased financial and ecological costs for agriculturalists and the environment. Farmers, despite a high use of inputs, are not in a position to achieve optimum crop yields. It is important to make the best use of agricultural inputs, in conjunction with better management practices, if we are to achieve sustainable intensification. Therefore, something called system of crop intensification (SCI) has appeared which aims at improving the land’s efficiency, labor, water, seed etc. The system of crop intensive practices allows crops to grow and expand, which improves production in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. system of rice intensification (SRI) became the basis of SCI as the ideas and practices of SRI improved the production of irrigated rice and it is now being adopted in various crops such as finger millet, wheat, maize, and pulses. SCI approaches are especially important for resource restricted, nutritionally susceptible populations since SCI, like SRI, requires few bought inputs. This article describes the principles and practices of the SCI together with examples of successful experimentation as well as adoption done in different crops around the world.

Published on: November 08, 2023
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2023-s1-055
Citation: Mehra P, Kaur D, Singh A. 2023. Enhancing Agricultural Resilience: A Review of the System of Crop Intensification. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 9(S1): S438-S443.