Landscape 2021 will bring together scientists from across disciplines with key actors to explore whether and how diversity and diversification can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Promising approaches reduce trade-offs between high productivity and use of external resources, the provisioning of ecosystem services, biodiversity and soil health as well as robust economic perspectives, social justice, cultural values and recreational opportunities. The organisers hypothesise that while diversification provides sustainable solutions at different scales, it is the landscape or territoriales scale where synergies and trade-offs between social and environmental objectives become tangible. Conference contributions will include research from natural and social sciences, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches on topics related to the diversification of crop and livestock production systems across scales.
The organisers call for sessions, masterplaces and presentations of products about social science and natural science analysis on diversification in:
- Cropping and grassland systems
- Farming systems
- Landscape management systems
- Public and private governance systems
- Food systems
- Cross scale systems
Within these systems, session can have a more thematic, methodological or regional focus. Topics addressing the interface between agricultural and other land uses at landscape level are particularly welcome.
A special market place event with participation of key actors will be dedicated to presentation and discussion of research products for utilization in practice and policy, such as apps, decision support systems, knowledge systems, new co-operations and the like. (Key actors include farmers, policy representatives and business developing solutions for practice, multipliers and journalists.)
Organisation of post-conference workshops is possible (September 23rd, 2021).