Closing the yield gap
|Description:||This intervention increases actual yields (reduces the gap between potential and actual yields), usually realized by better management.|
|Is implemented in:||Agricultural economy|
Effects of this policy intervention on components
Component: Agricultural economy
Effect : Higher yields reduce the need for agricultural land and usually lower the price of food commodities.
Component: Crops and grass
Effect : missing description
Component: Terrestrial biodiversity
Effect : Decreases the pressure on land for agriculture. On the other hand it can increase the pressure from emissions towards natural areas.
Component: Human development
Effect : Increases food security, thereby reducing child underweight. This in turn reduces child mortality as lower levels of child underweight result in a lower incidence of diarrhoea and pneumonia and a lower case fatality of malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia and protein energy deficiency