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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.
On December 2, 2021, we held an introductory workshop on the topic, including state of the art research and existing research gaps. The recording features an introduction of “land abandonment” followed by discussion.
This workshop was jointly organized by the GLP's European Nodal Office and the GLP Agricultural Land Abandonment as a Global Land-Use Change Phenomenon Working Group.