PAR Workshop on Assessing the Effects of Land Use Change on Agrobiodiversity

In collaboration with eight partner organisations, PAR is undertaking a study to develop a framework that will integrate different agrobiodiversity measures to support the analysis of the consequences of land use decisions on agrobiodiversity, ecosystem services and resilience. A first workshop with partner organisations, hosted by the International Pollinator Initiative, took place on 6-9 October, 2014 in Rome, Italy. The participants met to share experiences and to agree on common approaches, methodology for data collection and working practices.

The first day of the workshop was dedicated to the presentations of the project and of partner organisations. The second and third days were focused on methodologies and the proposed research sites, which cover various environments and production systems. Partner organisations are working with local communities to increase agrobiodiversity for greater climate change resilience and for improved nutrition and livelihoods. The analysis of the effects of land use change on agrobiodiversity, which will be carried out in this study will contribute to better understanding of how land management can be improved to achieve these goals through restoration, diversification and conservation of agrobiodiversity.


  1. Helga Gruberg Cazón, Fundación Gaia Pacha, Bolivia
  2. Lal Kumara Wakkumbure, The Green Movement, Sri Lanka
  3. Maede Salimi, CENESTA, Iran
  4. Sajal Sthapit, LI-BIRD, Nepal
  5. Reuben Mendakor Shabong, NESFAS, India
  6. Sonthana Maneerattanachaiyong, PASD, Thailand
  7. Stanley Zira, SAFIRE, Zimbabwe
  8. Maryam Rahmanian, High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
  9. Nadine Azzu, International Pollinators Initiative, FAO
  10. Didier Bazile, CIRAD and FAO
  11. Sara Manetto, The Indigenous Partnership
  12. Dunja Mijatovic, PAR
  13. Toby Hodgkin, PAR

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