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Case Studies:


Ways of Working

Criteria for choice of case studies:

  • existence of local resource management platforms or fora (e.g. farmer field schools, local resource user groups, farmer cooperatives, co-management bodies, indigenous peoples’ institutions)

  • large scale initiative that includes many farming communities over relatively large geographical areas

  • case studies to be drawn from a number of agroecosystems and landscape types, with no attempt to seek fully representative samples across all agroecosystem and landscape types.

  • good potential to significantly enhance understanding on the multiple functions of agricultural biodiversity (e.g. contributions to food security, livelihoods and culture; life support functions that support agricultural production; ecological services)

  • Initiative should be farmer led or based on co-management agreements with government agencies that vest responsibility and decision making at the lowest level consistent with accountability and administrative efficiency.


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