In March 2018, SFHC was pleased to host a visit from the Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI)’s Community of Practice. These experienced and dedicated activists, farmers, and community leaders joined us for several days to exchange knowledge, share… Read More
Farmer-led Agroecological Research in Malawi using Scenarios for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (FARMS4Biodiversity)
FARMS4Biodiversity is an ambitious, interdisciplinary, multi-scalar project designed to address biodiversity conservation, support ecosystem services and improve food security under scenarios of land-use change in the Global South.
- Can agreocological practices buffer against the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Malawi?
- Are there breakpoints of adoption above which biodiversity is best retained?
- Do social roles and forces influence agroecological adoption and resilience in Malawian smallholder farming households/communities?
- Can participatory scenario planning enhance long-term community resilience and bioviersity?
- Do new institutional and policy frameworks facilitate agroecologial practice adoption to support biodiversity?
The complete proposal consists of four interrelated work packages; click on one to learn more.
Additional funding for FARMS4Biodiversity is provided by: