Criteria for choice of case studies:
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;
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.