DATAR – Agrobiodiversity

cows2DATAR posterdj after 21-9DATAR is an evolving multi-component tool  that is used to describe agricultural biodiversity and resilience at landscape level.

DATAR follows a heuristic framework (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07352689.2011.554358;http:////yalepress.yale.edubook.asp?isbn=9780300161120)  to assess:

• Diversity of crop species and varieties (http://www.bioversityinternational.org/e-library/publications/detail/crop-genetic-diversity-to-reduce-pests-and-diseases-on-farm-participatory-diagnosis-guidelines-version-i/) ,livestock breeds, and fish populations;

• Ability to access diversity and associated information;

• Extent of use of the available materials and information about them;

• Benefits obtained by the farmer and farming community from use of diversity;

• Community perspectives on social ecoloheurgical resilience;http://www.bioversityinternational.org/elibrary/
publications/detail/toolkit-for-the-indicators-of-resilience-in-socio-ecological-production-landscapesand-
seascapes/; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07352689.2011.554358

DATAR provides the information needed to support farming communities in the maintenance
and use of traditional crop varieties, livestock breeds and fish populations to improve
productivity and ecosystem resilience.

 

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07352689.2011.554358