Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses
This article synthesizes the consensus on landscape approaches, highlighting their role in balancing competing land uses and achieving social, economic, and environmental objectives. The study provides 10 principles for implementation, emphasizing adaptive management, stakeholder involvement, and multiple objectives, while acknowledging institutional and governance constraints. It argues that landscape approaches are among the most effective strategies for addressing complex landscape challenges.
The European Union’s Landscapes For Our Future programme supports 22 integrated landscape management projects across 19 countries and 3 sub-regions across the Global South with solutions to context-specific land-use challenges around food and nutrition security, climate change and land/forest biodiversity.