Module 2: Integrating Biodiversity In Agriculture

The Structure of the Blended Learning Programme on Mainstreaming Biodiversity across Agricultural Sectors


Who This Course Is For

This course is designed to target participants interested in the nexus of agriculture, biodiversity, and sustainable development. It is ideal for environmentalists, agricultural professionals, students, policymakers, and anyone keen on understanding and contributing to sustainable agricultural practices that promote biodiversity.


Course Content


  1. Understanding the ecology of agriculture:
    Dive into the ecological foundations of agriculture, exploring how agriculture can function as a domesticated, human-managed ecosystem, and the management of biodiversity within agricultural contexts.
  2. Sustainable and Biodiversity-Friendly Agriculture:
    Examine sustainable, biodiversity-friendly agricultural practices and approaches, transitioning from uniformity to diversity, and understanding the principles of sustainable and integrated approaches across landscapes.
  3. An Integrated Approach to Agriculture:
    Learn about managing multi-functionality and integrated approaches for a healthy planet, focusing on creating sustainable agricultural landscapes that support biodiversity at all levels.


Learning Outcomes


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the ecological processes essential for agriculture and the sustainable management of biodiversity within agricultural systems.
  • Learn to identify, analyze, and apply sustainable and biodiversity-friendly agricultural practices.
  • Understand the significance of integrating these principles and practices across scales for the benefit of our planet.


About Blended Learning for Biodiversity in Agriculture


The Global Landscapes Forum, in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research, addresses the critical need for informed policy decisions in the agriculture and environment sectors through a comprehensive six-module course. Specifically targeting government and technical experts capable of influencing policy, this initiative focuses on Mainstreaming Biodiversity across Agricultural Sectors, aligning with the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) goals for a sustainable and diverse environment.



Author: Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie, Orsolya Csiszar, Kimberly Merten, Sai Varun Tumuluru, and Marilyn Sanchez

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Language: English

Year: 2024

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

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