Measuring Agrobiodiversity

A significant amount of agrobiodiversity is found in managed landscapes, yet we still lack information on how much of it is out there and how much is it worth?

Many national level criteria and indicator systems already exist that attempt to assess biodiversity in forests and the impacts of forest management, but there is generally less experience in measuring these values in agricultural landscapes.

We are joining a group of scientists, policy makers and communities for the development of indicators to measure agrobiodiversity within these landscapes. This page is aimed at collating different tools and methods that have been used to assess and value agrobiodiversity at all levels .

We hope some of the tools presented here may be of use to your research work. We know some of you have used some of the tools or developed your own, we strongly encourage you to share your experiences and publications with us ( and help us develop this page.