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Original TitleThe future of farming and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: the Muttama Creek Catchment area
CreatorSchaal, Tamara  0000-0002-0869-6220 (Social-ecological Systems Institute (SESI), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Scheele, Ben
Jacobs, Annie
Hanspach, Jan  0000-0002-6638-8699 (Social-ecological Systems Institute (SESI), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Editor Social-ecological Systems Institute (SESI), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16
Description of the ResourceThis booklet summarises the work undertaken in a project that sought to understand different land-use priorities and explore the future of farming and biodiversity in the Muttama Creek Cathment area. Located in the sheep-wheat belt of south-eastern Australia, this area sustains many farming families and communities and has been on a long road of change with increasing volatility and pressures. What should we consider to integrate profitable farming and successful biodiversity conservation? Through 94 interviews, we identified four different viewpoints on the relationship between farming and biodiversity, the farmers' roles and responsibilities and approaches to protect biodiversity on farms. How will we create a future where our landscape sustains viable communities, profitable farming and a rich biodiversity? In two community workshops, different ideas about what a positive future would look like and pathways towards those futures were discussed. This booklet highlights that whilst the perspectives on biodiversity conservation in farming landscapes differ substantially, there are shared interests and community aspirations towards the future. These shared interests provide a fertile ground for collective action to create a positive future.
Language of the ResourceEnglish
KeywordsAgrarökologie; Landwirtschaft; Biokulturelle Vielfalt; Australien; Agroecology; Farming; Biocultural diversity; Australia
Year of Publication in PubData2023
Publishing TypeParallel publication
Date issued2022-07
Creation ContextResearch
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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