The research will effectuate improved climate-smart landscape management for communities, landscape-climate resilience policy/project interventions for higher-level stakeholders, and communication between multi-level stakeholders regarding climate stressors and livelihoods at the landscape scale.
Small-scale farmers and higher-level landscape stakeholders are the primary beneficiaries of this project. Communities will benefit from various economic, social and environmental impacts:
- Community capacity will be enhanced to gather and use geospatial information, visualise and assess coping capacity to climate stressors, and capture and archive climate-livelihoods-landscape knowledge.
- Higher-level 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 higher-level stakeholders, and ensure better targeting of climate adaptation policy/projects within the landscape.