Participatory games and backcasting to support collective scenario evaluation for sustainable agroforestry

The case apply participatory games and backcasting for transitioning towards sustainable landscape management with smallholder coffee based agroforestry systems in Nicaragua.

By combining participatory forecasting and backcasting approaches, based on serious games and future vision development, we explore relevant agroforestry management strategies for reaching sustainable future coffee-based agroforestry landscapes. We focused our research on the challenges faced in the main coffee-producing area in Nicaragua. Here, we organized five participatory game sessions to explore farmer decision-making processes, farming strategies and to develop new networks and stimulate social learning among farmers. In the associated backcasting workshop, the most influential game session participants joined technicians, researchers and municipality officials to collectively envision sustainable future landscape management.

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Nicaragua

Matagalpa/Tuma-La Dalia

2017

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Federico Andreotti

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Participatory games and backcasting to support collective scenario evaluation for sustainable agroforestry

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Andreotti, F., Speelman, E. N., Van den Meersche, K., & Allinne, C. (2020). Combining participatory games and backcasting to support collective scenario evaluation: an action research approach for sustainable agroforestry landscape management. Sustainability Science, 15(5), 1383-1399. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00829-3

Andreotti, F., Mao, Z., Jagoret, P., Speelman, E. N., Gary, C., & Saj, S. (2018). Exploring management strategies to enhance the provision of ecosystem services in complex smallholder agroforestry systems. Ecological indicators, 94, 257-265.

Durand-Bessart, C., Tixier, P., Quinteros, A., Andreotti, F., Rapidel, B., Tauvel, C., & Allinne, C. (2020). Analysis of interactions amongst shade trees, coffee foliar diseases and coffee yield in multistrata agroforestry systems. Crop Protection, 105137.

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