Vegetable Research & Innovation

The Principles of an Integrated Framework for Sustainable Vegetable Production

Principles of an integrated framework which identifies the interactions between the various components of sustainable vegetable production are outlined. This report concentrates on the factors that growers can influence directly by their management decisions. This framework can be used to identify gaps in our knowledge and where further research is required; check for ‘fish hooks’ in proposals for changes in crop management and in research proposals; and develop best management practices for sustainable vegetable production.