Jeffrey E HERRICK "A Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) based on local and scientific knowledge of land productivity and resilience"
A Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) Based on Local and Scientific Knowledge of Land Productivity and Resilience UNCCD 2d Scientific Conference Bonn, Germany 9-11 April, 2013 Jeffrey E. Herrick , Kevin C. Urama, Jason Karl, John Boos, Mari-Vaughn V. Johnson, Keith D.Shepherd, Jon Hempel, Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, Jonathan Davies, Jorge Larson Guerra, Chris Kosnik, David W. Kimiti, Abraham Losinyen, Kit Muller, Lee Norfleet, Nicholas Ozor, Thomas Reinsch, José Sarukhan K. and Larry T. West And a growing number of partners and cooperators…
What is “Land Potential”The potential of the land, based onclimate, soils and topography to:o Support agricultural production, biodiversity conservation and other ecosystem serviceso Resist and recover from degradation (resilience)
USA 1930’s “Dust Bowl” – result of cultivation of productiveperennial grasslands (high potential production but lowresilience)Oklahoma Conservation Commission: Photograph by Arthur Rothstein. Courtesy of the Western History Collection, University ofOklahoma Library from the Farm Security Administration Collection US National Archives
1,330,000,000*TONS of soil savedper year (40%reduction), whileproduction continuesto increase. Corn Yield (bu/acre)200100 0 1980 1990 2000 2010
How (in addition to plant breeding*)?1. Increase sustainable production on existing agricultural lands by intensifying production on land with untapped potential (different practices are sustainable on different types of land).2. Promote innovation to increase untapped potential by connecting farmers with similar land with each other and with scientists and extension workers.*Fertilizer use was relatively stable during this period after increasingrapidly prior to 1980.
1. Match land usewith its potential Maize Salud de Pastizales Salud de Comunidades Un Sistema para el Manejo de Pastizales en el Contexto del Paisaje y la Aptitude de Suelos para Actividades Pecuarias Pasture
1. Match land usewith its potential Opportunity! Maize Salud de Pastizales Salud de Comunidades Un Sistema para el Manejo de Pastizales en el Contexto del Paisaje y la Aptitude de Suelos para Actividades Pecuarias Pasture
2. Promote innovation to increase untapped potential. Scientific Local Innovation and Knowledge Sharing
Sharing Knowledge Around the Region, Country and Globe
Similar soils and climate allow global sharing ofinnovations (example: shallow soil over calciumcarbonate “pan” in the US)
Similar soil (Namibia) Similar soils - Namibia
Land-Potential Knowledge System Use internet and mobile phones to:• Globalize access to knowledge and information about land potential for governments and farmers• Identify the knowledge and information relevant to each type of land/soil• Connect farmers with similar types of land and challenges with each other
CONNECTINGLand-Potential* SUPPORTING Farmers and Farmers andKnowledge Pastoralists Pastoralists with Each Other based on Common LandSystem Potential & Challenges(LandPKS) Global Local Global Scien. Knowledge TARGETING Crop INFORMING Insurance, DestockiLand Use Planning Land- ng, Restoration, and Potential Other Land Use Land Tenure Knowledge Management Programs System Subsidy/Incentive (Government) Programs Geospatial (Government, NGO, Information ODA) SUPPORTING Extension (Government, NGO, ODA, Consultants) Contact: Jeff Herrick (USDA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Steps• Meet with stakeholders, including key content partners, governments and multi-lateral organizations in pilot countries (Nov 2012 – August 2013)• Develop basic knowledge system & apps (2013)• Pilot basic system in parts of Kenya and Namibia* (2014)• Develop and enhanced knowledge system & apps (2014-2018)• Work with partners to develop strategies to expand to other countries (today - ???)*selected because they include a broad range of biophysical conditions (soils andclimate), large areas with different types of land use change, diversity of landownership systems (communal, private and public), and very different levels oflocal knowledge, and management objectives
LandPKS Vision• A global, open source Land-Potential Knowledge System that is owned, supported and expanded by stakeholders• Knowledge-based land management that sustainably increases agricultural production and other ecosystem servicesDankeschönありがとうございます (Arigatou gozaimasu) “Link globally and谢谢 (Xièxiè)Merci beaucoup Sync locally”Asante sana -- Caroline WagnerThank you @ ATPS 2012Muchas gracias Conference (Shukran)спасибо(Spasiba)감사합니다 (Kamsamnida)Баярлалаа (Bayarlalaa) Website under development: www.landpotential.org Contact - Jeff Herrick – email@example.com