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Agricultural productivity, aging farming workforce, sustainable agriculture, and well-being: household survey data from central Thailand


Szabo, S and Apipoonyanon, C and Pramanik, M and Tsusaka, TW and Leeson, K, Agricultural productivity, aging farming workforce, sustainable agriculture, and well-being: household survey data from central Thailand, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5 Article 728120. ISSN 2571-581X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3389/fsufs.2021.728120


Agriculture and food systems are critical for maintaining food and nutrition security, driving economic development, alleviating poverty, and preserving ecological functions and services on national and international agendas (Whitfield et al., 2018). Furthermore, the system intersects all the United Nations' (UN) agenda items for sustainable development goals (SDGs), highlighting a growing global concern for, and sometimes contentious debate, over food system sustainability (FAO, 2019). In the twenty-first century, agricultural and food systems have faced a complex set of local and global challenges (Whitfield et al., 2018). This includes poor diets, poverty, and environmental concerns related to water, land scarcity, and climate change as some of the major global problems (Diama et al., 2020). In order to address these issues, we need to incorporate dietary and on-farm diversity with a holistic solution and smart food approach (Diama et al., 2020).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aging, agricultural development, agricultural productivity, agricultural sustainability, farmersí perception, farming workforce, nutritional diversification, Thailand
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural production not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Workforce transition and employment
UTAS Author:Leeson, K (Dr Kevin Leeson)
ID Code:149423
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-03-29
Last Modified:2022-05-13
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