Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses

Sayer, Jeffrey, Sunderland, Terry, Ghazoul, Jaboury, Pfund, Jean-Laurent, Sheil, Douglas, Meijaard, Erik, Venter, Michelle, Boedhihartono, Agni Klintuni, Day, Michael, Garcia, Claude, van Oosten, Cora and Buck, Louise E. (2013) Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 21: 8349-8356. doi:10.1073/pnas.1210595110


Author Sayer, Jeffrey
Sunderland, Terry
Ghazoul, Jaboury
Pfund, Jean-Laurent
Sheil, Douglas
Meijaard, Erik
Venter, Michelle
Boedhihartono, Agni Klintuni
Day, Michael
Garcia, Claude
van Oosten, Cora
Buck, Louise E.
Title Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses
Journal name Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0027-8424
1091-6490
Publication date 2013-05-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1210595110
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 110
Issue 21
Start page 8349
End page 8356
Total pages 8
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher National Academy of Sciences
Language eng
Subject 1000 General
Abstract "Landscape approaches" seek to provide tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. Here we synthesize the current consensus on landscape approaches.This is based on published literature and a consensus-building process to define good practice and is validated by a survey of practitioners.We find the landscape approach has been refined in response to increasing societal concerns about environment and development tradeoffs. Notably, there has been a shift from conservation-orientated perspectives toward increasing integration of poverty alleviation goals. We provide 10 summary principles to support implementation of a landscape approach as it is currently interpreted.These principles emphasize adaptive management, stakeholder involvement, and multiple objectives.Various constraints are recognized, with institutional and governance concerns identified as the most severe obstacles to implementation. We discuss how these principles differ from more traditional sectoral and project-based approaches. Although no panacea, we see few alternatives that are likely to address landscape challenges more effectively than an approach circumscribed by the principles outlined here.
Keyword Food security
Integrated development approaches
Social Ecological Systems
Agriculture environment trade offs
Convention on Biological Diversity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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