The goal of the Landscape Mosaics project is to contribute to the integration of improved livelihoods of rural communities and biodiversity conservation in tropical landscape mosaics.
The objective of the project is to integrate sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation objectives into land use planning processes of tropical landscape mosaics through appropriate approaches and instruments.
The specific objectives are:
To identify local needs and multiple biodiversity values to integrate them in land use planning processes of selected tropical landscape mosaics;
To develop participatory landscape planning and monitoring approaches integrating development and conservation objectives and to promote the use by land use planners, and
To disseminate among relevant international actors lessons emerging from the selected landscapes and research-development best practices.
Expected impacts :
to contribute to the integration of improved livelihoods of rural communities & biodiversity conservation in tropical landscape mosaics.
The central purpose of the Landscape Mosaics Project is to understand how a combination of action and empirical research can contribute to improving both the livelihoods of local communities and the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources. The project has proposed a method, based on the extensive experience of scientists at CIFOR and the World Agroforestry Centre, which will be tested and refined throughout the project. The lessons learned from the Landscape Mosaics Project will be shared with other conservation and development projects and the scientific community. The project will also seek to determine what key scientific information is required to support the processes that can successfully improve landscape management and the effectiveness of this method for influencing policy.