Table of Contents (Synthesis)

Table of Contents (Synthesis)

  • Executive Summary

    Scope of the Challenge and Menu of Possible Solutions

    • Chapter 1. A Recipe for Change
    • Chapter 2. A Tale of Three Gaps
    • Chapter 3. Additional Sustainability Criteria
    • Chapter 4. Menu for a Sustainable Food Future
    • Endnotes

    Course 1: Reduce Growth in Demand for Food and Other Agricultural Products

    • Chapter 5. Menu Item: Reduce Food Loss and Waste
    • Chapter 6. Menu Item: Shift to Healthier and More Sustainable Diets
    • Chapter 7. Menu Item: Avoid Competition from Bioenergy for Food Crops and Land
    • Chapter 8. Menu Item: Achieve Replacement-Level Fertility Rates
    • Chapter 9. Poverty Implications of Restricting Growth in Food Demand
    • Endnotes

    Course 2: Increase Food Production without Expanding Agricultural Land

    • Chapter 10. Assessing the Challenge of Limiting Agricultural Land Expansion
    • Chapter 11. Menu Item: Increase Livestock and Pasture Productivity
    • Chapter 12. Menu Item: Improve Crop Breeding to Boost Yields
    • Chapter 13. Menu Item: Improve Soil and Water Management
    • Chapter 14. Menu Item: Plant Existing Cropland More Frequently
    • Chapter 15. Menu Item: Adapt to Climate Change
    • Chapter 16. How Much Could Boosting Crop and Livestock Productivity Contribute to
    • Closing the Land and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Gaps?
    • Endnotes

    Course 3: Protect and Restore Natural Ecosystems and Limit Agricultural Land-Shifting

    • Chapter 17. The Causes and Consequences of Agricultural Land-Shifting
    • Chapter 18. Menu Item: Link Productivity Gains with Protection of Natural Ecosystems
    • Chapter 19. Menu Item: Limit Inevitable Cropland Expansion to Lands with Low Environmental Opportunity Costs
    • Chapter 20. Menu Item: Reforest Abandoned, Unproductive, and Liberated Agricultural Lands
    • Chapter 21. Menu Item: Conserve and Restore Peatlands
    • Endnotes

    Course 4: Increase Fish Supply

    • Chapter 22. Menu Item: Improve Wild Fisheries Management
    • Chapter 23. Menu Item: Improve Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture
    • Endnotes

    Course 5: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Production

    • Chapter 24. Menu Item: Reduce Enteric Fermentation through New Technologies
    • Chapter 25. Menu Item: Reduce Emissions through Improved Manure Management
    • Chapter 26. Menu Item: Reduce Emissions from Manure Left on Pasture
    • Chapter 27. Menu Item: Reduce Emissions from Fertilizers by Increasing Nitrogen Use Efficiency
    • Chapter 28. Menu Item: Adopt Emissions-Reducing Rice Management and Varieties
    • Chapter 29. Menu Item: Increase Agricultural Energy Efficiency and Shift to Nonfossil Energy Sources
    • Chapter 30. Menu Item: Focus on Realistic Options to Sequester Carbon in Agricultural Soils
    • Chapter 31. The Need for Flexible Regulations
    • Endnotes

    The Complete Menu: Creating a Sustainable Food Future

    • Chapter 32. Combining Menu Items: Three Increasing Levels of Global Ambition
    • Chapter 33. A Tale of Three Gaps, Revisited
    • Chapter 34. Insights from the Menu Combinations
    • Endnotes

    Cross-Cutting Policies for a Sustainable Food Future

    • Chapter 35. Farm Structures, Large Land Acquisitions, Property Rights, and Contractual Arrangements
    • Chapter 36. Carbon-Pricing Strategies and Financing of Climate-Smart Agriculture
    • Chapter 37. Strengthening Research and Development
    • Endnotes




    Authors and Contributors, Acknowledgments

    About the Partners