Negotiation-support Toolkit for Learning Landscapes

Author: World Agroforestry Centre
Published year: 2013
Category: Guidelines & Toolkits

Trade-off Analysis for Land-use Scenarios (TALaS) is based on a suite of tools that carry out ex-ante analysis of the impact of development strategies on the trade-offs between livelihoods and ecosystem services. The tool combines the use of a spatially explicit land-use-change model, a land-use profitability analysis tool as well as other tools that aim to quantify ecosystem services, that is, biodiversity, carbon and hydrological functions. TALaS is useful for exploring suitable development strategies that can balance growth in the economy and livelihoods while maintaining or enhancing ecosystem services.