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Beyond Ecosystem Services: Brokering Agrobiodiversity Management Enterprises in Europe and Internationally (ECO-BROKER)

Projektbeschreibung

Wie kann biologische Vielfalt in der Landwirtschaft gefördert werden?

Die biologische Vielfalt in der Landwirtschaft sichert alles, was der Mensch zum Überleben braucht: Nahrung, Unterkunft, Kleidung, Brennstoffe und Arzneimittel sowie lebenswichtige Ökosystemdienstleistungen. Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften ist deshalb hier von entscheidender Bedeutung, und das nicht nur zur Erfüllung der Grundbedürfnisse der Menschen, sondern auch als ein Mittel zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel. Kleinerzeuger spielen eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung der landwirtschaftlichen Biodiversität, werden aber für diese Dienstleistung nicht bezahlt. Um dieses Problem zu lösen, zielt das EU-finanzierte Projekt ECO-BROKER darauf ab, den Akteuren der Lebensmittelkette und der Zivilgesellschaft wieder die Werte des Naturschutzes zu vermitteln. Dabei werden innovative Geschäftsmodelle erforscht, die durch partizipatives Management der biologischen Vielfalt in der Landwirtschaft ökonomischen Nutzen generieren.

Ziel

Improving the sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity is a key objective in regional and international natural resource policy, and is also critical for safeguarding food production and adapting to climate change. Within Europe, small farmers are custodians of the region's greatest agro-biodiversity assets, yet without remuneration for this stewardship activity. As public sector budgets struggle to provide compensation, the case for exploring the potential support from the agro-biodiversity based food chain is the driver of this Fellowship which aims to explore innovative business models and learning approaches not only to support sustainable management but also to reconnect food chain players and civil society with conservation values. The prospective Fellow, Dr Humberto Rios Labrada, is an experienced plant breeder and winner of national and international awards for innovating with participatory and action research methodologies for rural innovation. He will be hosted at Coventry University, UK, in its multidisciplinary Centre for Agroecology. Field research, and industry secondments and visits, will involve institutions in the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Cuba, to explore initiatives that have been generating economic benefits through participatory agro-biodiversity management (termed Agro-biodiversity Management Enterprises) and identify opportunities for their scaling up. The Fellow will receive training in social enterprise development and entrepreneurship which will diversity his skillset to become a lead player in sustainable rural innovation. He will also develop transferable leadership skills in academia and rural development. Key outputs include two peer-reviewed articles, a Policy Brief, an arts-meets-science Performance, and training curricula for the continued development of AMEs.

Koordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 224 933,76
Adresse
PRIORY STREET
CV1 5FB Coventry
Vereinigtes Königreich

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Links
Gesamtkosten
€ 224 933,76