DATAR – Agrobiodiversity
DATAR 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 ecological resilience;http://www.bioversityinternational.org/elibrary/
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.