At the Alliance, we know that—with the right incentives and technologies—agriculture has much to offer to both rural communities and land managers.
In fact, landscapes that are based on diverse and sustainable agricultural practices as well as on the sustainable management of natural ecosystems, can increase communities’ resilience, generate inclusive livelihood opportunities, and contribute to healthier diets.
These are what we call ‘multifunctional landscapes’.
Stemming from our team’s cross-cutting scientific expertise—from soils and water management to landscape restoration and inclusive socio-ecological systems—our work on multifunctional landscapes contributes to both reducing the pressure of agriculture on natural ecosystems, and to introducing better management practices for natural ecosystems.
All while also minimizing health risks, ensuring sustainably produced foods become part of more nutritious diets.