providing relevant information about land use change, the
project aims to help decision makers, ranging from farmers
to World Bank investors, reduce the uncertainties of development
Baseline and time-series data for subsequent analysis performed.
and insight of biological limitations and drivers of land
use change developed.
and prediction of socioeconomic factors influencing land
use development performed.
and prediction of vulnerability of land use systems to significant
external events performed.
of capturing farmers' knowledge in land use division support
Detailed georeferenced databases on land use, ecological,
and socioeconomic factors. Environmental and sustainability
indicators of land use, networking on the environment, land
use, sustainable agriculture, and indicators. A blend of theoretical,
methodological, and field-based inquiry for decisions on sustainable
agriculture. Upscaling and extrapolation tools available for
a variety of uses.
Decision-support tools developed for natural resource
management in the Colombian savannas. Indicators for sustainability
at the municipal level published for Central America.
Rainfall interpolation software (MarkSim) distributed.
Major analysis on poverty-natural resources relations
in Pucallpa, Peru.
Germplasm targeting tool completed (Beta version). World
climate surfaces upgraded to 1-km grid. FloraMap 2.0 released.
Dynamic Land Use Model (Beta version) released. Indicators
for sustainability at the municipality level published
for Andean countries.
Strategic databases on agricultural, environmental, social,
and economic issues maintained and updated. Environmental
and sustainability indicators routinely distributed to
decision makers in the region at different levels. Remote
sensing information on land use changes in tropical America
routinely collected and available for different purposes.
Integrated GIS and mathematical models to support land
management decisions by national organizations. National
and local institutions from tropical America strengthened
to use information, analysis, and tools. Data, analyses,
and tools for natural resource management disseminated
throughout tropical America and other tropical areas of
Data, analyses, and tools for natural resource management
disseminated throughout tropical America and other tropical
areas of the world.
Delivery of second-order information products (e.g., policy
guidelines, analytical methods, or information exchange
networks) that will reduce the risks associated with specific
land use changes that might otherwise threaten the well-being
of significant numbers of rural people in the tropics. These
will address specific issues such as water productivity,
climate change, and application of new germplasm.