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Closing the yield gap


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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


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