CAP reform: scientists call for the diversification of agricultural landscapes
BiodivERSA has launched a new policy brief called ‘The Common Agricultural Policy can strengthen biodiversity and ecosystem services by diversifying agricultural landscapes’. This 4-page brief presents key recommendations on how the Common Agricultural Policy can significantly contribute to diversifying agricultural landscapes in support of nature and people, for a more sustainable agriculture. These projects have demonstrated how heterogenous landscapes, characterised by a significant proportion of semi-natural habitats such as pastures and field margins, enhance and stabilise pest control and pollination, decrease sensitivity to climate change and improve yields. The brief further elaborates policy recommendations that would allow accessing these benefits in the context of the CAP reform and beyond.
The brief was drafted by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), in collaboration with BiodivERSA partners and project scientists.
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