|Title||Measuring the social and ecological performance of agricultural innovations on rangelands: Progress and plans for an indicator framework in the LTAR network|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Spiegal S, Webb NP, Boughton EH, Boughton RK, Brymer ALBentley, Clark PE, Collins CHolifield, Hoover DL, Kaplan N, McCord SE, Meredith G, Porensky LM, Toledo D, Wilmer H, Wulfhorst JD, Bestelmeyer BT|
|ARIS Log Number||387471|
|Keywords||Agricultural performance indicators, Benchmarks, Collaborative approaches, Coupled human-natural systems, Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR), Sustainable intensification|
On the Ground
• Here we describe our progress and plans for measuring the performance of agricultural innovations on rangelands.
• We present a method for measuring outcomes of management innovations against site-specific benchmarks, which can be applied in grazinglands worldwide.
• LTAR typically studies management on fine scales (ecological site, ranch); how to measure effects on broad scales (landscape, community) remains a persistent question.
• LTAR’s Agricultural Performance Indicator Framework will evolve with stakeholder engagement.