Why we need diversified landscapes for people, food and nature.


This paper points out that land-sharing (i.e. wildlife-friendly farming systems) and land-sparing (i.e. separation of high-yielding agriculture and natural habitats) are both needed to balance management needs for the multifunctionality of agricultural landscapes. It also stresses that the successful management of multifunctional landscapes requires the combination of context-specific land-sharing and land-sparing measures within spatially well-connected landscape mosaics, resulting in land-sharing/-sparing connectivity landscapes.

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