An Assessment Framework for Agroecosystems
Resilience in agroecological systems is the capacity to adapt to pressures like droughts, floods, pest outbreaks, economic shocks, etc. Primarily as a consequence of climate change, these shocks will occur more often while industrial agricultural practices have changed landscapes across Europe to be less resilient. In every corner of the continent, it is just a matter of time when the impacts of the ecological crisis will surprise local farmers. While curbing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a task on a continental (and global) scale, adaptation is local, it needs to be specific to every landscape and every society.
This workbook helps stakeholders in agrarian landscapes to increase resilience and maintain mutually beneficial cooperation between humans and nature.