The actions of a community living upstream inevitably affect communities living downstream. Likewise, a degraded ecosystem might have repercussions beyond its immediate area, and the loss of certain ecosystem services might be felt at local, regional or even global scales.
To work at the landscape level, is to look at the bigger picture. How do people's actions affect their surrounding ecosystems and vice versa? And how can people with different interests work together to optimize agriculture, conservation and human well-being?
Bioversity International's work in this area focuses on how agricultural biodiversity and different knowledge systems can contribute to the resilience and multifunctionality of agricultural landscapes.