Understanding Landscape Multifunctionality in a Post-forest Frontier: Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services in Eastern Amazonia

February 2020

by Daniel Pinillos, Felix J. J. A. Bianchi, Rene Poccard-Chapuis, Marc Corbeels, Pablo Tittonell and Rogier P. O. Schulte

Sustainable food production requires approaches that reconcile agricultural production with the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. This paper's results, reviewed by Initiative 20x20, suggest that the simultaneous delivery of multiple ecosystem services may require land-use pathways that combine land sparing and sharing approaches, including restoring currently degraded land. The analysis can inform integrated land-use planning initiatives where, historically, the supply and demand for agricultural commodity production have been the single dominant driver for the current landscape configuration.