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INTEREST meeting Rothamsted,October 2004. Towards a sustainability assessment procedure Concerns of local people and researchers. Steps of the sustainability assessment procedure. System limitation (space and time) Definition of concerns of local people and researchers

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Interest meeting rothamsted october 2004

INTEREST meetingRothamsted,October 2004

Towards a sustainability assessment procedure

Concerns of local people and researchers


Steps of the sustainability assessment procedure

Steps of the sustainability assessment procedure

  • System limitation (space and time)

  • Definition of concerns of local people and researchers

  • Grouping in categories:

    • Ecological

    • Economic

    • Social

    • Institutional

  • Identification of indicators (autochthonous and scientific)

  • Specific sustainability objectives/targets

  • Description or measuring of changes

  • Evaluation and synthesis


System

System

Uses and functions

Existing data

Issues

Users

Needed data

Objectives/Targets

Actions


Nepal community forest

Nepal Community Forest

Uses and functions:

Family farming

Community Forest

Existing data

Forest management plan

Inventory

Water quality analysis(-)

Soil analysis(-)

Socio-economic data

Issues

  • Economic

    • Unproductive forest (still)

    • Low income

    • Increase expenditure

    • Environmental

    • Soil loss

    • Soil (chemical) quality

    • Water quality

Needed data

Water quality analysis

Soil analysis

Forest sustainabilityindicators

Users

Communities using theforest area

Actions

Extension activities

(Good agricultural and forest practices)

Infrastructure for water protection

Regulations for agrochemicals

Objectives

Sustainable forest

Improve water quality

Improve soil condition

Increase income


Small holder rubber production

Small Holder Rubber Production

Uses and functions:

Rubber production

Post-harvest processing

Existing data

Good practices forproduction and processing

Socio-economic data

Issues

  • Economic

  • Low income from rubber

  • Rubber tree growth

  • Rubber productivity

  • Rubber processing

  • Environmental

    • Soil conservation

Needed data

Forest sustainabilityindicators

Users

Small holders

Actions

Forest management plan

Improve availability of selected planting material

(nursery outputs and distribution)

Product certification (eco-label)

Training and awareness actions

Improve post harvest processing technology

Implement alternative marketing schemes

Objectives

Sustainable forest

Improve production

Improve quality

Increase income


Haryana bamboo forest

Haryana Bamboo forest

Existing data

Morphologic

Inventory

Management plans

Socio-economic data

Uses and functions:

Protection function

Issues

Environmental

Soil erosion

Water availability

  • Siltation of water bodies

Needed data

Data for sustainable forest

management plan

Users

Local users

Regional community

Actions

Search for financing on carbon market

Information action on new forest role

Enforcement mechanisms ofsustainable practices

Objectives

Enhancement of theprotection function

Maintenance of the forestas income source


Khazans system at divar island

Khazans system at Divar Island

Existing data

Morphologic (qualitative)

Socio-economic data

Uses and functions:

Ecological function

Agriculture

Fishing

Issues

  • Environmental

  • Salinization of soil

    Degradation of bunds

  • Mangrove growth (inside)(eutrophication)

Needed data

Quantified morphological data

Water quality (salinity)

Soil quality

Ecology of aquatic species of interest

Observed operation procedure of SG

Mangrove mapping

Users

Divar community

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Actions

Bunds conservation

Improve communication with gov. bodies

Definition of water level needsfor agriculture

Guidelines for adequate SG operation

Enforcement mechanisms of SG operation

Objectives

Maintenanceof the system

Sustainable agriculture

Sustainable fisheries

Increase income


Small farming at south canara karnataka

Small farming at South Canara –Karnataka

Existing data

Socio-economic data

Uses and functions:

Farming

Issues

Needed data

Users

Local users

Actions

Objectives

Improve income

No irreversible land cover change


Further research

Further research

  • Specific sustainability objectives/targets

    • Identification for each system

  • Description or measuring of changes

    • Monitoring and reporting

  • Evaluation and synthesis

    • Definition of other measures interventions

    • Redefinition of targets


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