Understanding the status of ecological functions is key in biodiversity-based agricultural systems. Although multiple tools currently exist to analyse those functions, in-farm easy-to-use methods that farmers can easily adapt to their conditions, are scarce. In their work, Altieri et al. (2020), proposed a participative methodology to assess the agroecological status of a farm-based on agroecological principles and practices. Amongst the 9 Japanese farmers who participated in this study, an “agroecological threshold” is proposed, allowing farmers to understand optimal pathways to enhance missing or undermined agroecological principles.
Fuente: Huerta Santa Cruz