GARIBALDI Lucas Alejandro
Building effective policies to conserve pollinators: translating knowledge into policy
GEMMILL-HERREN, BARBARA; GARIBALDI, LUCAS A.; KREMEN, CLAIRE; NGO, HIEN T
Current Opinion in Insect Science
Año: 2021 vol. 46 p. 64 - 71
Pollination management recommendations are becoming increasingly precise, context-specific and knowledge-intensive. Pollination is a service delivered across landscapes, entailing policy constructs across agricultural landscapes. Diversified farming practices effectively promote pollination services. Yet it remains difficult to secure large-scale uptake by farming communities. A strong foundation upon which to base policy formulation stems from respecting the perspective of farmers and local communities on the need to conserve pollinators, alongside scientific understanding. Ecological intensification resonates with both indigenous knowledge, local communities and scientific understanding. It emphasizes that the regulating functions of nature require both landscape-level agroecosystem design and recognition of the complexity of agricultural systems. Facilitating ecological intensification across landscapes requires collective decision-making, with institutional innovation in local structures and food system governance.