Resilience in Agro-ecological Landscapes: Process Principles and Outcome Indicators

Resilience in Agro-ecological Landscapes: Process Principles and Outcome Indicators

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) acknowledges the link between ecosystem services and the resilience of landscapes, food systems and livelihoods. WLE defined system resilience as a “system’s capacity to withstand shocks and stresses, transform in response to changing conditions, and adapt in crisis situations.” The assumption is that when agricultural landscapes are managed in sustainable ways, i.e., to sustain biodiversity and soil productivity and safeguard freshwater resources, they will be more resilient to shocks and changing conditions and be more productive in the long term.

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