Landscape products for sustainable agricultural landscapes

María García-Martín, Lynn Huntsinger, María José Ibarrola-Rivas, Marianne Penker, Ugo D’Ambrosio, Thymios Dimopoulos, María E. Fernández-Giménez, Thanasis Kizos, José Muñoz-Rojas, Osamu Saito, Karl S. Zimmerer, David J. Abson, Jianguo Liu, Cristina Quintas-Soriano, Irene Holm Sørensen, Peter H. Verburg, Tobias Plieninger

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Landscape products link to low-input practices and traditional ecological knowledge, and have multiple functions supporting human well-being and sustainability. Here we explore seven landscape products worldwide to identify these multiple functions in the context of food commodification and landscape sustainability. We show that a landscape products lens can improve food systems by fostering sustainability strategies and standards that are place-sensitive, and as such can mitigate conflicts related to food production, social justice and the environment. Co-management strategies and information policies, such as certification, labelling, product information and raising of awareness could accelerate, incentivize and catalyse actions to support landscape products in the context of sustainability strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-821
Number of pages8
JournalNature Food
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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