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dc.contributor.authorMilder JC
dc.contributor.authorArbuthnot M
dc.contributor.authorBlackman A
dc.contributor.authorBrooks S
dc.contributor.authorGiovannucci D
dc.contributor.authorGross LH
dc.contributor.authorKennedy ET
dc.contributor.authorKomives K
dc.contributor.authorLambin EF
dc.contributor.authorLee A
dc.contributor.authorMeyer D
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPhalan B
dc.contributor.authorSchroth, G
dc.contributor.authorSemroc, B
dc.contributor.authorvan Rokxoort H
dc.contributor.authorZrust M
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T11:51:33Z
dc.date.available2016-08-25T11:51:33Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationMilder JC, Arbuthnot M, Blackman A, Brooks S, Giovannucci D, Gross LH, Kennedy ET, Komives K, Lambin EF, Lee A, Meyer D, Newton P, Phalan B, Schroth G, Semroc B, van Rokxoort H, Zrust M. 2015. An agenda for assessing and improving conservation impacts of sustainability standards in tropical agriculture. Conservation Biology 29(2):309-320.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/76598
dc.description.abstractSustainability standards and certification serve to differentiate and provide market recognition to goods produced in accordance with social and environmental good practices, typically including practices to protect biodiversity. Such standards have seen rapid growth, including in tropical agricultural commodities such as cocoa, coffee, palm oil, soybeans, and tea. Given the role of sustainability standards in influencing land use in hotspots of biodiversity, deforestation, and agricultural intensification, much could be gained from efforts to evaluate and increase the conservation payoff of these schemes. To this end, we devised a systematic approach for monitoring and evaluating the conservation impacts of agricultural sustainability standards and for using the resulting evidence to improve the effectiveness of such standards over time. The approach is oriented around a set of hypotheses and corresponding research questions about how sustainability standards are predicted to deliver conservation benefits. These questions are addressed through data from multiple sources, including basic common information from certification audits; field monitoring of environmental outcomes at a sample of certified sites; and rigorous impact assessment research based on experimental or quasi-experimental methods. Integration of these sources can generate time-series data that are comparable across sites and regions and provide detailed portraits of the effects of sustainability standards. To implement this approach, we propose new collaborations between the conservation research community and the sustainability standards community to develop common indicators and monitoring protocols, foster data sharing and synthesis, and link research and practice more effectively. As the role of sustainability standards in tropical land-use governance continues to evolve, robust evidence on the factors contributing to effectiveness can help to ensure that such standards are designed and implemented to maximize benefits for biodiversity conservation. Una Agenda para Evaluar y Mejorar los Impactos de Conservación de los Estándares de Sustentabilidad sobre la Agricultura Tropical
dc.language.isoes
dc.sourceConservation Biology
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITY
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectCERTIFICATION
dc.subjectEVALUATION
dc.subjectEVIDENCE-BASED CONSERVATION
dc.subjectMONITORING
dc.subjectVOLUNTARY SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS
dc.subjectBIODIVERSIDAD
dc.subjectCERTIFICACIÓN
dc.subjectCONSERVACIÓN CON BASE EN EVIDENCIAS
dc.subjectEVALUACIÓN
dc.subjectMONITOREO
dc.subjectNORMAS VOLUNTARIAS DE SOSTENIBILIDAD
dc.titleAn agenda for assessing and improving conservation impacts of sustainability standards in tropical agriculture
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.subject.ccafsLOW EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENT
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12411
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.contributor.crpCLIMATE CHANGE, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY


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