FARMS4Biodiversity is an ambitious, interdisciplinary, multi-scalar project designed to address biodiversity conservation, support ecosystem services and improve food security under scenarios of land-use change in the Global South.
- Can agreocological practices buffer against the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Malawi?
- Are there breakpoints of adoption above which biodiversity is best retained?
- Do social roles and forces influence agroecological adoption and resilience in Malawian smallholder farming households/communities?
- Can participatory scenario planning enhance long-term community resilience and bioviersity?
- Do new institutional and policy frameworks facilitate agroecologial practice adoption to support biodiversity?
The complete proposal consists of four interrelated work packages :
WP1: Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
WP2: Community Social Dynamics
WP3: Participatory Scenario Planning
WP4: Innovative Platforms and Stakeholder Engagement
Additional funding for FARMS4Biodiversity is provided by: NSF, The research council of Norway, NSEC CRSNG, BMBF.