Land-use intensity and ecological engineering – Assessment tools for risks and opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems

Research question
How to advance long-term sustainable development of South East Asian irrigated rice landscapes?


Social system, climate change, land-use, biodiversity (species pools)
Indicators Plants, pollinators and natural enemies of crop pests; charismatic species of conservation concern; Human Appropriation of Net Primary Productivity – HAN PP
Production systems     
Landscape wide agriculture dominated by irrigated rice
MeasuresLandscape scale management, ecological engineering, organic farming, sustainable intensification
CountryVietnam and the Philippines
Study sites7 landscapes; 4 in Vietnam and 3 in the Philippines
AreaEach landscape with a total area of approx 15 x 15 km²
DurationMarch 2011 to February 2016
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