Intensification across household-farm types in Malawi Case Study

In order to apply our framework to concrete empirical examples, we have undertaken two illustrative case studies that illustrate how better analytic tools can provide enhanced decision-support for country-level stakeholders. The chief case study that we are currently engaged in is described, briefly, below. In this case study, we are using data from the AfricaRISING >> Read more

Upcoming Modelling Workshop in Washington DC

During the week of June 15th, 2015, collaborators on the BioSight project will be convening in Washington, DC, to conduct a one week workshop on bio-economic modelling. The focus will be on completing the first installment of the agricultural household model DAHBSIM (Dynamic Agricultural Household Bio-Economic Simulator). This model is the first major output of the >> Read more

Building a Framework for Modelling Sustainable Intensification

Source: CGIAR The workshop held over 3-4 December, 2013 on the BioSight project was attended by over 40 participants from a range of CGIAR centers, Universities and Advanced Research Institutes – modeling experts in the areas of agricultural production and markets, land use, environmental quality and crop production systems, as well as experts in institutions and governance >> Read more

Aims of the Project

The BioSight project is aimed to support the analysis and of the complex tradeoffs around sustainable intensification of agriculture, and to support operational or strategic decision-making around how to deal with these tradeoffs.

Strategic Policy Analysis

To better understand the complex dimensions of sustainable intensification (SI) and help producers and policy makers to address the inherent tradeoffs 


Understanding the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture One of the best definitions of sustainable intensification is that articulated by the Montpellier Panel in which they propose that: “Sustainable Intensification is about producing more outputs with more efficient use of all inputs – on a durable basis – while reducing environmental damage and building resilience, natural capital >> Read more

Our Approach

The project brings together a large body of knowledge around the key socio-economic and environmental dimensions of agricultural intensification and strengthens the methodologies for how these can be quantified across a variety of empirical settings.