The research will effectuate improved climate-smart landscape management for communities, landscape-climate resilience policy/project interventions, and communication between multi-level stakeholders regarding climate stressors and livelihoods at the landscape scale.
Communities will benefit from various economic, social and environmental impacts:
- Community capacity will be enhanced through allowing communities to better engage with geospatial information via improved agricultural extension services. Extension officers will have the ability to visualise and assess coping capacity to climate stressors and capture climate-livelihoods-landscape knowledge with communities. The application will allow for improved efficiency, access and value of climate-smart landscape services to end users.
- Stakeholder capacity will be enhanced to use geospatial data for understanding community livelihoods and landscapes, and recognise where landscape interventions could address climate impacts with respect to differing community groups (e.g. men/women).
- Communication capacity will be enhanced to increase communication between communities and landscape stakeholders, and ensure better targeting of climate adaptation policy/projects within the landscape.