Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agrarian Landscapes
As of: June 2019
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 India the pilot area „Lungphu“ with a size of 70 km2 was identified and mapped together with the Forest Department in Mizoram
- 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 abzustimmen – In Tajikistan the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the law on grazing land was achieved through support to a parliamentary working group – In Kenya a mechanism for policy advice was initiated with the „Alliance for Networks in Agro-Ecology Kenya (ANAK) – In Kenya technical advice was provided to the formulation of the cropland management policy