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Scaling up climate-smart agriculture practices across complex landscapes and diverse ecosystems can be challenging. The traditional approach used by many scientists in agriculture and natural systems is narrowly focused on a set of one-dimensional questions sometimes fundamentally deficient in addressing the complexity of landscapes, interactions between human-driven effects and landscapes, and the practical experiences of people working the land.
The disconnect between some agriculture research and farmers’ practical experience may stem from the assumption that research findings on a small scale can be applicable on a large scale across landscapes. Or that research findings can be generalized across the landscape by applying conservation practices to solve the agroecosystems’ challenges.