A new article in Global Environmental Change maps the megatrends of climate, demography, value system and environmental regulation to gain foresight on the future of European agriculture. This is a product of the SIPATH project, a collaboration between the IVM (Amsterdam), WSL and Agroscope (Zürich).
A new paper in PNAS demonstrates an approach to identify homesteads of forest-dependent people and to track their resource base over 30 years across the entire South American Gran Chaco (1.1 million km2). The transferable and scalable methodology puts forest smallholders on the map and can help to uncover the land-use conflicts at play in many deforestation frontiers across the globe.
A new paper in Landscape and Urban Planning shows how integrating two approaches provides spatial templates for targeting policy responses related to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems, the disappearance of traditional cropping systems and abandonment of rural lands, or the reconnection of urban population with the local environment, among others.