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Assessing Agroforestry in Multifunctional Agriculture Mosaics:  Learning from the Landscape  Measures Initiative  Louise E...
Ecoagriculture Landscapes managed to secure rural livelihoods and sustain agricultural production – of crops, livestock, f...
Theory of ecoagriculture
<ul><li>Links farm or forest level actions to the broader ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates community based initiativ...
Ecoagriculture and agroforestry
How does agroforestry practice contribute to ecoagriculture outcomes?
Landscape Measures Initiative (LMI)   <ul><li>Consultation among  diverse international organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Fi...
Framework for measuring  landscape performance
Plant pollination Landscape Measures Scorecards
Landscape Measures  Resource Center (LMRC)
Elements of the LMRC Assessment Process -  Defining the approach -  Engaging stakeholders -  Understanding performance cri...
Landscape assessment process   DEFINING THE APPROACH ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS CREATING PERFORMANCE GOALS AND CRITERIA CHOOSIN...
Tool design – application – adaptation  <ul><li>Biodiversity inventory in agroforestry setting  </li></ul><ul><li>Collabor...
Is the landscape moving in the  right direction?
Balancing multiple desired outcomes
Landscape Measures Approach   <ul><li>Processes and tools for assessing ecoagriculture landscape performance and negotiati...
Next Step – Proof of Concept  Testing for relevance of LM approach to diverse organizations engaged in integrated resource...
LM Proof of Concept Framework <ul><li>Advancing tools to support diverse stakeholder capacities in: </li></ul><ul><li>Land...
<ul><li>Acknowledgements  </li></ul><ul><li>The Nature Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>The World Bank  </li></ul><ul><li>Roy...
More Information www.ecoagriculturepartners.org  Landscape Measures Initiative http://landscapemeasures.org
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Assessing Agroforestry in Multifunctional Agriculture Mosaics: Learning from the Landscape Measures Initiative

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Authors: Louise E. Buck and Jeffrey C. Milder, Cornell University and Ecoagriculture Partners. Presented at the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress.

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Assessing Agroforestry in Multifunctional Agriculture Mosaics: Learning from the Landscape Measures Initiative

  1. 1. Assessing Agroforestry in Multifunctional Agriculture Mosaics: Learning from the Landscape Measures Initiative Louise E. Buck and Jeffrey C. Milder Cornell University and Ecoagriculture Partners
  2. 2. Ecoagriculture Landscapes managed to secure rural livelihoods and sustain agricultural production – of crops, livestock, fish and forests – while conserving or restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  3. 3. Theory of ecoagriculture
  4. 4. <ul><li>Links farm or forest level actions to the broader ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates community based initiatives with wider regional perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Merges (agro) ecosystem thinking with related stakeholder processes </li></ul>Value of the landscape perspective
  5. 5. Ecoagriculture and agroforestry
  6. 6. How does agroforestry practice contribute to ecoagriculture outcomes?
  7. 7. Landscape Measures Initiative (LMI) <ul><li>Consultation among diverse international organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Field testing by Ecoagriculture Working Group partners and researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Linking researchers & practitioners in collaborative management </li></ul>
  8. 8. Framework for measuring landscape performance
  9. 9. Plant pollination Landscape Measures Scorecards
  10. 10. Landscape Measures Resource Center (LMRC)
  11. 11. Elements of the LMRC Assessment Process - Defining the approach - Engaging stakeholders - Understanding performance criteria - Identifying indicators - Establishing a baseline - Tracking change Measurement Practice - Conceptual tools - Communication tools - Planning tools - Scoring tools - Data collection tools - Gender analysis tools - Spatial analysis tools - Cross sectoral analysis tools Case Studies - Characterize diverse entry points - Typify diverse settings, situations,actors - Illustrate applications of measurement activity and tools Glossary - Creates a common language of landscape measurement and management Communication Forums - Page-specific comments – LMRC blog - Unit or topic-specific input – Forum http:// landscapemeasures.org
  12. 12. Landscape assessment process DEFINING THE APPROACH ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS CREATING PERFORMANCE GOALS AND CRITERIA CHOOSING INDICATORS ESTABLISHING A BASELINE TRACKING CHANGE + Feedback
  13. 13. Tool design – application – adaptation <ul><li>Biodiversity inventory in agroforestry setting </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative land cover mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Georeferenced photo-documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape and institutional performance scoring </li></ul><ul><li>Local livelihood analysis </li></ul>
  14. 14. Is the landscape moving in the right direction?
  15. 15. Balancing multiple desired outcomes
  16. 16. Landscape Measures Approach <ul><li>Processes and tools for assessing ecoagriculture landscape performance and negotiating outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Supports stakeholder- driven adaptive management embedded in a social learning process </li></ul>
  17. 17. Next Step – Proof of Concept Testing for relevance of LM approach to diverse organizations engaged in integrated resource management
  18. 18. LM Proof of Concept Framework <ul><li>Advancing tools to support diverse stakeholder capacities in: </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape assessment & monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape design </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape negotiation & planning </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Acknowledgements </li></ul><ul><li>The Nature Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>The World Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Government of the Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>TerreAfrica </li></ul><ul><li>Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous collaborating organizations </li></ul>
  20. 20. More Information www.ecoagriculturepartners.org Landscape Measures Initiative http://landscapemeasures.org

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