Agro Landscapes has launched a series of interactive e-learning modules that brings together the insights of over 40 international experts on transforming our food, land and water systems for a sustainable and inclusive future.
Scientists from WLE contributed significantly to the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, which proposes that 10% of EU agricultural landscapes should be managed for the conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats.
The Agrobiodiversity Index pioneers measurement of agrobiodiversity in consumption, production and conservation, and aligns with nine of the SDGs. And interest in the Index has extended from public partners to private companies with global clients.
A holistic watershed approach that not just conserves water and soil for better crop production but touches people’s lives through science-led interventions has once again delivered significant impacts in a Corporate Social Responsibility project in Telangana state of India.
An evaluation finds real change in three specific areas: demonstrating landscape approaches in ways that encourage farmers, the government, donors and NGOs to embrace these strategies; innovating with geospatial data; and promoting and removing barriers to conservation technologies.
The commission defined a universally healthy and sustainable diet, as predominantly plat-based with a lower weightage on meat and dairy components - and the recommendations are increasingly being adopted in national dietary guideline processes worldwide.
The work would influence the development of novel policies supporting carbon capture, improved water quality, habitat and connectivity for biodiversity and more, whilst recognizeing those services that benefit agriculture.