Blog ScalA-PB: Peace, Sustainability and Agricultural Success in Your Hands

From the resurgence of conflicts over scarce resources to the massive displacement of populations due to extreme weather events, the relationship between these phenomena demands innovative and holistic responses. In this dynamic scenario, ScalA-PB emerges, an innovative Android and iOS mobile application designed to comprehensively address the relationship between climate change and agricultural peacebuilding. 

Inspired by the urgency of addressing current challenges, the ZALF Institute together with the Bioversity-CIAT Alliance under the SLUS project and the CGIAR AgriLAC Resiliente and Mitigate+ initiatives, developed ScalA-PB that not only adapts, but transforms our approach to sustainability, peace and resilience in conflict-affected environments.

This tool represents a significant advance in sustainable impact assessment (SIA) that evaluates the potential effects of an action, project, program or policy on the economic, social and environmental aspects of a system. In this way, it provides information that allows informed decision making, considering the short and long term impacts in the aforementioned areas.

In the first half of 2024, we will introduce the new version of ScalA-PB compatible with the latest mobile operating systems. This update marks a step forward in the accessibility and usability of the tool, enabling more people to contribute to more sustainable agricultural projects in challenging environments.

To celebrate this launch, we invite you to a webinar where you will learn how to use the application from its developers. This event will be bilingual, in Spanish and English, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate and take full advantage of ScalA-PB in their agricultural projects.

Stay tuned to the CGIAR and ZALF Institute website for detailed information about the webinar and access to the tool.

This document was produced thanks to the support of the CGIAR initiatives, AgriLAC Resiliente and Mitigate+: Research for Low Emissions Food Systems, and the project 18_III_106_COL_A_Sustainable Production Strategies, "Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture and Livestock Systems for Simultaneous Targeting of Forest Conservation for Climate Change Mitigation (REDD+) and Peace Building in Colombia", which is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.