Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agrarian Landscapes
As of: July 2020
Objective and activities
A growing world population and changing consumer habits are increasing the global demand for food and renewable raw materials. This is why land use is now being practised much too intensively in the partner countries – and soil fertility and biodiversity, for example, are suffering negative consequences as a result. In the partner countries of India, Kenya and Tajikistan, the project strengthens the capacities to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. Appropriate land use approaches are evaluated and implemented in an exemplary manner. The experience gained forms the foundation for the further development of the institutional framework at national and (especially in India) regional level. The results and experiences from the project are shared in a supra-regional dialogue and the resulting recommendations will be disseminated at international level.
State of implementation/results
- On a global level, the publication of "good practices" (e.g. Panorama Solutions) is planned within a "Write shop" in India. The Biodiversity Aichi Poster Tool has been updated.
- In India, the project has participated in "The Future of Indian Forest" conference in October 2019. Furthermore, a training module IES was implemented at the "State Institute of Rural Development, Mizoram".
- In Kenya, an intersectoral forum was held in February 2020. Furthermore, 22 solutions, derived from the project work, have been published on the PANORAMA platform.
- In Tajikistan, several examples of biodiversity-friendly land use practices have been published. The project was presented by the partner Welthungerhilfe (WHH).