GLP Webinar: Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon

Thursday, December 2, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Online, Central European Time (UTC+2)
Related GLP Member: Miroslava Bavorova, Simona R Gradinaru, Alexander Prishchepov, He Yin, Suresh Chaudhary

Agricultural land abandonment is becoming increasingly a global phenomenon. Agricultural land abandonment has different definitions, trajectories of land-use change, ranging drivers and various implications to the environment, livelihoods. Depending on the perception, environmental and institutional setting, agricultural land abandonment can be subject to the different land-use policies and often carry different connotations, compared to often negatively perceived deforestation processes. Overall, all these complexities require a better understanding of agricultural land abandonment as a process. The first in the upcoming series of “Land abandonment” webinars will introduce the topic, state of the art research and existing research gaps. An introduction of “land abandonment” will run for approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.

What to expect from the event?

Getting acquainted with existing concepts to study agricultural land abandonment as a land-change phenomenon. Exchange among participants about the experience and existing challenges to study agricultural land abandonment. Outlining possible directions of research and networking.

This workshop is jointly organized by the GLP's European Nodal Office and the GLP Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon Working Group.