SP 5 - Implementation

As core output, LEGATO will develop guidelines for optimising ESF/ESS given the local socio-cultural conditions and their stabilisation under future climate and land use change, which will particularly affect South and Southeast Asia. There is a clear need for crop productivity increases and diversification. LEGATO will analyse the potential of ecological engineering to achieve this, and test its implementation and transferability across regions (a critical question in particular with regard to the diverse socio-cultural factors). The latter is to be achieved through inclusion e.g., of local agricultural agencies and extension services as partners. Implementation will include assessments of ESS risks and opportunities in the light of changes in land use intensity, biodiversity and climate.