Agronomic sustainability is an important interface for linking global environmental issues with local farmer concerns.
To this end, ASB developed a set of plot-level criteria and indicators to evaluate the sustainability of a range of land use systems which can follow forest conversion, including measurements of soil structure, nutrient balance, and crop protection.
ASB-Sustainable Land Use Mosaics (SLUM) built on this plot-level assessment of environmental and agronomic parameters to incorporate landscapes as a unit of analysis in its local, national, regional and global activities. By addressing the hydrological, ecological and other environmental services at the landscape scale, ASB scientists worked to fill the landscape-level gap in terms of impacts on local people, priorities of key policymakers and potential complementarities with global environmental concerns.
- Tradeoffs Between Global Environmental Benefits, Agricultural Sustainability and Adoption Criteria. “Best bet” Land-use Systems, ASB Cameroon
- Agronomic Sustainability of ASB Cameroon Land Use Systems
- Linking global environmental benefits to sustainable land use alternatives. “Best bet” Land-use Systems. ASB Indonesia
- Sustainability indicators for land uses following forest conversion. “Best bet” Land-use Systems. ASB Indonesia.
- Environmental services and land use change in Southeast Asia: from recognition to regulation or reward? Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (PDF)
This working group was active from 2002-2004.
- International Conference: Bringing the Landscape into focus: Developing a Conceptual Framework and Identifying Methods for ASB Work at the Landscape Scale, 12-14 November 2001 Chiang Mai, Thailand.