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2014

Supporting Agro-biodiversity Maintenance and Use in the Context of Land Management Decisions (Abholassani territory Iran)

Iran

Titre : Supporting Agro-biodiversity Maintenance and Use in the Context of Land Management Decisions (Abholassani territory Iran)

Pays : Iran
Localisation : Abholassani territory

Date/Durée : December 2014 – December 2015

Contexte
The predominant activity conducted by the Abolhassani people is pastoralism. Sheep and goat are the main types of livestock they raise. Livestock is the main source of Abolhassanis’ livelihoods but in recent years, the frequent and long drought periods is making pastoralists’ livelihoods increasingly difficult and have caused some detrimental impacts, e.g. decreased livestock and agricultural productions, water shortage, decreased fodder and loss of rangeland vegetation cover.
Because the Abolhassani community live in a particularly challenging dry and increasingly drought-prone environment, there is little they can do to mitigate the causes of climate change. Their efforts have therefore concentrated on community action for adaptation to climate change. The ingenuity of this initiative is that this community has ended up gathering the totality of their own innovations in one logical strategy they have called “Coping with the Drought Cycle”, which is presented in the figure below, based on their own hand-drawn charts and information.

Objectif
Develop a framework for assessing the effects of land use change on agro-biodiversity and build the evidence base for land-use strategies that favour the maintenance and use of agro-biodiversity. The framework will integrate different agro-biodiversity measures to support the analysis of the consequences of land use decisions on agro-biodiversity, ecosystem services and resilience.

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