An assessment of ecosystem service benefits perceived and mapped by residents (n=2,301) across 13 multifunctional (deep rural to peri-urban) landscapes in Europe was made as part of project Agforward. The overall aim of Agforward was to promote agroforestry practices in Europe that will advance rural development i.e. improved competitiveness, and social and environmental enhancement. Throuhg our PPGIS approach we discuss how a local perspective can contribute to the development of contextualized and socially acceptable policies for sustainable ecosystem service management.
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Fagerholm, N., Torralba, M., Moreno, G., Girardello, M., Herzog, F., Aviron, S., Burgess. P., Crous, J., Ferreiro-Domínguez, N., Graves, A., Hartel, T., Măcicăsan, V., Kay, S., Pantera, A., Varga, A. & Plieninger, T. (2019). Cross-site analysis of perceived ecosystem service benefits in multifunctional landscapes. Global Environmental Change 56, 134-147. doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.04.002
Fagerholm, N., Martín‐López, B., Torralba, M., Oteros‐Rozas, E., Lechner, A.M., Bieling, C., Stahl Olafsson, A., Albert, C., Raymond, C.M., Garcia‐Martin, M., Gulsrud, N., & Plieninger, T. (2020). Perceived contributions of multifunctional landscapes to human well‐being: Evidence from 13 European sites. People and Nature, 2, 217-234. doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10067