The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) disseminates conservation agriculture practices to increase world food production, especially in small rural establishments. These practices are fundamental because of support the biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES). Using all Brazilian municipalities, we investigated the relationship between rural establishments area and conservationist agricultural practices and the relationship between these areas and conservation and environmental recovery practices did by farm owners. Considering that smaller establishments have their products more easily and affected by ES, we tested the hypothesis that these establishments use most often conservationist rural and biodiversity conservation practices. [Read more…] about Small rural establishments in Brazil: Allied in recovery and environmental conservation practices
Press release from 2019-10-14
750 participants from around the world are expected to attend
Clean water, fresh air, insects pollinating crops so that fruit and vegetables can grow – nature provides many things that are indispensable for our lives. The term “ecosystem services” refers to essential goods and non-material benefits that humans gain from nature. This topic is the focal point of an international specialist conference that will take place between Monday 21 October and Friday 25 October 2019. For the first time, the event will be held at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). The 10th World Conference of Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will be guided by the motto “10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future”.
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There are a number of recently accomplished and currently ongoing studies from the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal, India. Read more about each of the studies in chronological order:
1. Review of existing ecosystem accounting initiatives and literature in India: Biophysical assessments, economic value of ecosystem services, and overview of available data sources [Read more…] about Activities at the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal
Watch the August National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment. During this webinar, report co-authors Stephen Polasky from the Department of Applied Economics at University of Minnesota and Alex Pfaff from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University presented an interpretation of the report contents and its implications.