Renewing rural landscapes for improved food security and livelihoods
Tropical agriculture is a major source and user of vital ecosystem services but also exerts more negative pressure on them than any other land use. There is thus an urgent need to improve the management of ecosystem services and generate larger social and economic benefits from them. To this end, CIAT is pursuing an integrated approach that involves measuring, mapping, and valuing ecosystem services, while helping create new mechanisms that channel financial resources into the adoption of improved land-use practices.
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Ecosystem Action – Renewing rural landscapes for improved food security and livelihoods