SAN leads the development of the tool "Biodiversity Check Agrícola" for GIZ
The SAN is leading a project to develop a voluntary tool called "Biodiversity Check Agrícola" that will help to evaluate and improve biodiversity conservation practices at the farm and landscape level in Central America and the Caribbean.
The project, funded by the Germany´s development cooperation, GIZ, started in August and the field tool is expected to be ready for implementation as of March 2019.
The "Biodiversity Check Agrícola" will serve as an evaluation and monitoring tool, but also as a practical guide that, on a voluntary basis, farm managers can apply to improve the conservation of biodiversity inside and outside their land, so it could deliver positive impacts at the landscape level.
The project aims to increase the awarness of the value of ecosystem services for agricultural production, and in its design and field tests phase will focus on the cultivation of banana, pineapple and sugarcane in Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. It also includes the training of regional experts in how to use the tool, so that they in turn can train farm managers in the region.
Learn more about the project here.