Bridging managed and natural landscapes.
November 12th, 2010
Landscapes, ecosystems and (agricultural) biodiversity that underpin rural food security are in rapid decline. Increasingly, communities are driven into poverty and forced to relinquish traditional lifeways and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. This project is aimed at :
- Reinvigorating and improving traditional production systems that are compatible with biodiversity conservation.
- Assessing their multiple values and ensuring these values are recognised by policy makers and in markets
Intended project outcomes are:
• Improvement in the livelihoods of communities living within and around the Biosphere Reserves through benefit sharing mechanisms that support the sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity.
• Strengthened conservation of agricultural landscapes and crop and wild biodiversity in Biosphere Reserves.
• Sound management of MAB Reserve system through enhanced leadership and decision-making capacity of all stakeholders, including farmers.
• A set of globally tested social-ecological indicators that measure the impact of agricultural and other land management practices on ecosystem integrity and community wellbeing.
For more information, contact Dr Pablo Eyzaguirre Senior Scientist, Bioversity International.