Project Lead: Bernd-Markus Liss Duration: 01 Dec 2016 to 30 Nov 2022
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.