Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agrarian Landscapes
As of: October 2018
Objective and activities
The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacities in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services in agrarian landscapes. Land-use approaches promoting biodiversity in agriculture will be evaluated in the three countries (India, Kenia, Tajikistan) and pilot-wise implemented. These experiences are the basis for further development of the institutional framework at the regional and the national level. Challenges and results in maintaining or improving biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes will be exchanged in a regional dialogue; the findings and recommendations will be disseminated at the international level.
State of implementation/results
- A first training on biodiversity and ecosystem services was conducted in India with 300 participants
- In India agriculture experts from the public sector in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland formed a working group for strengthening the political dialog regarding mainstreaming of biodiversity in agriculture
- In Tajikistan a workshop was jointly conducted with the Ministry of Agriculture and the German Welthungerhilfe for defining pilot regions and structuring a steering committee