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The project aims to cooperate with local and regional groups directly or with organisations that represent local groups.

Although the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) in England went into administration in November 2011, there is potential to explore an approach they tested and assessed recently: The integrated local delivery model (see report).


Research Projects

  • Research group Ecosystem Services at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, headed by Tobias Plieninger

  • Cooperation and Commons Research, a project investigating factors of success in sustainable management of common pool resources. Principal investigator Ulrich Frey, Giessen University
  • Research group CIVILand which investigates payments for environmental and cultural landscape services, so-called Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the context of civil society initiatives. Principal investigator Bettina Matzdorf, ZALF Müncheberg
  • ECOPAG project: Environmental Consequences of Participatory Governance – A Comparative Meta-Analysis of Case Studies in Environmental Decision-Making. Headed by Jens Newig, Institute for Sustainability Communication at the Leuphana University Lüneburg

  • Lifescape your Landscape is a transnational partnership project funded through INTERREG. It seeks to bring people together across national boundaries to generate innovation, establish best practice, and demonstrate a successful approach. It explores the connection that people have, or could have, with each other and with the landscapes around them, as well as making use of these connections and applying them to real life examples of managing the rural landscape in a sustainable way.


Projects at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
(since April 2011: James Hutton Institute)

Projects and Programme 3 work carried out at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute which are related to the LandscapePartners project and which will be built on.

Challenges in Creating Agri-environment Co-operation Action Amongst Farmers and Other Stakeholders (2003/2004), more detail

Evaluating Flood Management Options (2007/2008), more detail

Managing at a Catchment Scale (2005-2007), particularly stakeholder involvement in river basin planning, more detail

Programme 3

Work related to Programme 3 (2006-2011)


Tackling diffuse pollution, including for example a Good Practice Guide on the influence of local knowledge and socio-cultural practices on the uptake of mitigation measures, more detail

Governance and policy, with a special focus on catchment and river basin planning, more detail


Updated: 23 Jan 2024, Content by: KP